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Cancel the Kelly Miller Circus "Performance" in Verplanck, NY

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When news broke to us about the circus "coming to town" we did not assume the worse. With further investigation we came to find that actually this is the worst. Kelly Miller Circus has been accused of both animal abuse and RAPE

"Kelly Miller Circus has been torturing animals since it started in 1938.  Recent allegations of animal abuse witnessed by many people cited an eyewitness’s report of seeing a handler repeatedly whip zebras during a performance. One of the zebras almost fell out of the ring. Another eyewitness also claimed seeing another handler forcefully striking a small dog on the face. Also, when the camels and zebras were not performing, they were “tied so tightly and close to a trailer they could barely move.”

The Kelly Miller Circus has been cited for denying veterinary care to animals, public endangerment, and other Animal Welfare Act violations.  A staff member of Kelly Miller Circus was  charged with raping a 14 year old attendee of the circus.  Parents aware of the rape charges have withdrawn their support of the Kelly Miller Circus and refuse to let their children attend any of their performances.

Recently, an eyewitness at Kelly Miller Circus caught a female elephant being beaten until she screams.  Like other animal circuses who torture animals, Kelly Miller Circus is very close to being shut down for good."

We can not believe the lack of research that the Rotary Club of Cortlandt has done to allow this to come to OUR TOWN. They are putting both animals and OUR CHILDREN at risk by sponsoring this "performance".  

We are asking you to sign this petition to have the ROTARY CLUB OF CORTLANDT MANOR and President SHARON IRVING CANCEL this "performance". 

Rotary Club of Cortlandt Manor, NY
Contact: Sharon Irving
Phone: 914-293-0710
Website: Rotary Club of Cortlandt Manor

Other businesses sponsoring the abuse include:

DOMENIC'S CLEANERS - 104 Depew St, Peekskill, NY 10566-         (914) 737-9184

(in Stop & Shop in BEACH Shopping Center) -  1831 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566 - (914) 736-5201

ASK THEM to STOP the immediate sale of tickets! 

There are certainly other ways to "fund-raise". 

Thank you! Much Love,

Katie and Laureli 

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