I believe people should support this petition because animals are beaten and forced to do tricks they are not born to do and would not do in the wild. Elephants are pronged, hit with bull hooks and whipped in sensitive spots. The babies are taken away from their mothers at birth so they never get to meet each other, which is very sad considering they are very emotional, intelligent animals. The babies are forced to do tricks by being tied down with ropes and being whipped with the bull hook so they can be broken, a lot of animals unfortunately do not make it and die with out their moms or because of broken or fractured limbs. So please help me support the animals through this petition to the Mayors office in Boston, MA to halt any invitations to circuses to the TD Garden or any local arena. The families of Boston, MA are horrified by these organizations and do not want to participate or support them in any way! MA residents are ashamed that Boston has allowed this when other surrounding areas such as Cambridge and Weymouth had the moral courage to ban them! Thank you very much for everything you do to protect our animals!