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The City of Valdosta: Discontinue Providing Permits To Animal Circuses

Thanks to undercover footage and ex-trainers, animal abuse in the circus industry has been exposed more than ever. This includes circuses such as Ringling Brothers, Cole Beatty, Carson and Barnes and The Shrine Circus. The animal welfare act was written to protect exotic animals just as much as domestic. Please urge the city of Valdosta, Ga. and surrounding counties to discontinue supporting animal circuses and to deny them the permits allowing them to perform here.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor of Valdosta
    John Gayle
  • City Councilman At-Large
    Ben H. Norton
  • Animal Welfare Director
    Linda Patelski
  • Chamber of Commerce President
    Myrna Ballard
  • City Manager
    Larry Hanson
  • Parks and Rec Grounds/Facilities Coordinator
    Steve Scott

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