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Petitioning Rep. Sander Levin and 32 others

Ban any animal circuses, do not allow animal circuses into our city.

Ban all animal circuses and do not allow animal circuses into our cities.

Letter to
Rep. Sander Levin
Hon. Cliff Stearns
Hon. Bruce Vento
and 30 others
Hon. Nick Smith
Hon. Enid Waldholtz
Hon. Charles Taylor
n. Charles Taylor
Hon. David Skaggs
Hon. Mel Watt
Hon. Charles Wilson
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Michigan State House
Michigan State Senate
President of the United States
Hon. Karen Thurman
Hon. Dan Schaefer
Hon. Linda Smith
Hon. Lynn C. Woolsey
Hon. Rick White
Hon. Jose Serrano
Hon. Charlie Rose
Hon. Peter Torkildsen
Hon. Robert Walker
Hon. Dick Zimmer
Hon. Bill Zeliff, Jr.
Hon. Randy Tate
Hon. John Spratt
Hon. Christopher Shays
Hon. Walter R. Tucker, III
Hon. 'Pete' Stark
Hon. Ed Whitfield
Michigan Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to you.

Please ban all animal circuses and do not allow animal circuses into our city.

Bears, elephants, tigers, and other animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire. They perform these trick because they're afraid of what will happen if they don't.

For animals in circuses, there is only varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. To force them to perform these meaningless and physically uncomfortable tricks, trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful tools of the trade.

Circus animal spend much of their lives in confiend areas too small for them to even turn around. They spend their lives in chains and live in fear of their painful training sessions.

Our city should not be associated with animal abuse. We need to send a message, that our city does not support on condon the horrible way these wonderful animals are treated. Let us teach our children peace and compassion. It is not okay to beat an animal for profit or entertainment.

Please watch the attached video and research for yourself what really happens at animal circuses.

Sincerely,
A Registered Voter.