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Pledge to Boycott the Circus!


Please sign on to this action to pledge to never attend another circus that exploits animals. Animal circuses are a relic of the past and animal-free circuses, such as Cirque du Soleil, are the future:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/default.htm

For animals in circuses, there is no such thing as “positive reinforcement”-only varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. Animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads, or jump through rings of fire. They don’t perform these and other difficult tricks because they want to; they perform because they’re afraid not to. For information about specific circuses, see:

http://www.circuses.com/

Circuses easily get away with routine abuse because no government agency monitors training sessions. Trainers use bullhooks, whips, sticks, electric prods, and other tools that intentionally cause pain and injury in order to force animals to perform. Undercover footage of behind-the-scenes training shows elephants beaten with bullhooks and shocked with electric prods, big cats dragged by heavy chains around their neck and hit with sticks, bears whacked and prodded with long poles, and chimpanzees kicked and hit with riding crops. Details:Fundraising for nonprofits and politicians, members vote on recommendations. Tags:  -->

Please sign on to this action to pledge to never attend another circus that exploits animals. Animal circuses are a relic of the past and animal-free circuses, such as Cirque du Soleil, are the future:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/default.htm

For animals in circuses, there is no such thing as “positive reinforcement”-only varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. Animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads, or jump through rings of fire. They don’t perform these and other difficult tricks because they want to; they perform because they’re afraid not to. For information about specific circuses, see:

http://www.circuses.com/

Circuses easily get away with routine abuse because no government agency monitors training sessions. Trainers use bullhooks, whips, sticks, electric prods, and other tools that intentionally cause pain and injury in order to force animals to perform. Undercover footage of behind-the-scenes training shows elephants beaten with bullhooks and shocked with electric prods, big cats dragged by heavy chains around their neck and hit with sticks, bears whacked and prodded with long poles, and chimpanzees kicked and hit with riding crops. Details:Fundraising for nonprofits and politicians, members vote on recommendations. Tags:  -->