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Petitioning Providence City Council

Ban the return of the Ringling Bros circus in Prov RI 2014 and beyond

It should come as no surprise that animal circuses cause pain, anguish and force an unnatural lifestyle upon millions of captive wild animals every year. With the ever growing social media, more and more undercover videos and revealing articles have been exposing the otherwise untold plight of these creatures. The only way wild animals will perform these "amazing" acts is by being beaten into submission. They are kept in cramped and often unsanitary conditions and are forced to work long hours. In the United States there are 35 partial or full bans on circus animals in municipalities, in 18 states! Worldwide countries such as Austria, Greece and many more have enacted nationwide bans on the use of animals in circuses.This is not propaganda, this is REAL and it needs to STOP. Ringling Bros "family fun" circus is NO EXCEPTION. Please help me convince this great city to take a compassionate step forward and end the madness in RI for good.

Letter to
Providence City Council
It should come as no surprise that animal circuses cause pain, anguish and force an unnatural lifestyle upon millions of captive wild animals every year. With the ever growing social media, more and more undercover videos and revealing articles have been exposing the otherwise untold plight of these creatures. The only way wild animals will perform these "amazing" acts is by being beaten into submission. They are kept in cramped and often unsanitary conditions and are forced to work long hours. This is not propaganda, this is REAL and it needs to STOP. Ringling Bros "family fun" circus is NO EXCEPTION. Please help me convince this great city to take a compassionate step forward and end the madness in RI for good.