In animal circuses, the animals are abused severly, neglected, and sometimes killed. These animals are confined to extremely small spaces and it causes them to go mad. For example, the elephants in the Ringling Brothers circuses are beaten with sticks repeatedly and the animal attendants dig hooks into their skin and pull very hard to get the elephants to go where they want them to. All of the animals are beaten in training and rehearsals and it needs to stop. These animals are living their lives in misery. I'm asking you to please sign this petition to stop cruelty in animal circuses.
Here is a link to a video of the animals being abused: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECspj0daAlE&feature=player_embedded
I want to make animal circuses illegal and fineable in the United States.