Say NO to Animal Circus & Yes to #AnimalFree
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Stop Bringing Animal Circuses to Lockport & IL So many other cities & States & countries have stopped this barbaric behavior already! Let's be leaders & not followers! Help me tell the politicians & churches park districts, Shriners and all the other people who allow this to happen to STOP!
These circus animals endure the worst life an animal can live! From constant traveling year round, day after day, in confined spaces, hour after hour, no air ventilation/windows in trailers, sleeping and living in their feces, inhumane and abusive training, the list goes on. See for yourself......
Kelly Miller Circus has received numerous citations for animal neglect and abuse. http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/pdf/Kelly-Miller-pdf.pdf
As a resident of Lockport, I am concerned about both public safety and the humane treatment of animals. Please sign mypetition, again asking the Lockport Park District to stop inviting cruel circuses to Lockport and support an “Animal Free Circus” instead. I want to collect as many signatures as possible on this petition to make sure we are heard!
Did you know?? *They Do Not allow Elephants to eat or drink before giving rides or performing because they don't want them to use the bathroom in front of anyone even on days when it's 100° outside!
*Tigers naturally fear fire, but they are still forced to jump through hoops in some circuses and have been burned while doing so.
*Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks and other painful tools of the trade to force animals to perform.
*In more than 35 dangerous incidents since 2000, elephants have bolted from circuses, run amok through streets, crashed into buildings, attacked members of the public, and killed and injured handlers.
*11 months a year they travel over long distances in box cars with no climate control; sleeping, eating, and defecating in the same cage.
*Virtually 96% of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains or cages.
*During the off-season, animals used in circuses may be housed in small traveling crates. Such confinement has harmful psychological effects on them. These effects are often indicated by unnatural behavior such as repeated swaying, and pacing.
Lockport is a wonderful community that values family and responsibility. I do not believe that perpetuating the inhumane treatment of animals is in line with what Lockport or IL stands For!
Circuses using animals need to be banned. Animals do not have a choice. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!! Be the voice for the Voiceless!
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