Boston University: Stop Promoting Tickets to Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus
  • Petitioned Boston University Alumni

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Boston University Alumni
Assistant Director Alumni Networks
Fritz Kuhnlenz
Director of Alumni Networks
Quentin Derrberry III
Assistant Director, Alumni Networks- South and Central
Gabe Bolio
Assistant Director, Alumni Networks- West Coast
Kirsten Durocher
Assistant Director, Alumni Networks- International
Kati Reusche
Alumni Networks Coordinator
Brittany Malitsky

Boston University: Stop Promoting Tickets to Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus

    1. Michelle Nakash
    2. Petition by

      Michelle Nakash

      New York, NY

As an alum of Boston University, I was horrified when I found out that Boston University’s Alumni Association is promoting the Ringling Bros Circus which is notorious for cruelty to elephants and other wild animals.

Ringling Bros have been exposed for torturing and beating their elephants and forcing them to perform using whips, chains, and bullhooks. In the Ringling Bros. circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Tigers are viciously struck with sticks so that they'll perform difficult and confusing tricks. There is video evidence and never before seen photos of Ringling's treatment of their elephants. Please review the website below to learn more about this organization that tortures animals.

When I called Boston University, I was told the alum that organized the event is involved with Ringling Bros. This is a huge conflict of interest. It seems Boston University would rather have discount tickets to "The Cruelest Show On Earth" rather than choose activities that are humane and cruelty free.

Please ask Boston University to immediately and permanently cease all promotions for Ringling Bros. Circus in New York or any other city in the country. By selling and promoting tickets, Boston University is directly supporting the suffering of animals.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Christine Ostrowski HOUSTON, TX
      • 5 months ago

      Because I am tired of seeing all animals abuses for sub-human entertainment.

    • chalrotte gamar MAHOPAC, NY
      • 5 months ago

      Come on Boston U, haven't you read the research on how these elephants are trained?

    • Senem C. Birinci Birinci WALCHWIL, SWITZERLAND
      • 6 months ago

      Shame on you!!! Stop torturing innocent animals!

    • Sandy Karl SAGINAW, MI
      • 7 months ago

      Animals were not put on this earth for our amusement. Not when you have to beat then in to it. It's horrible.

    • Michelle Kuras CARO, MI
      • 7 months ago

      If animals are being treated with cruelty, that is wrong. Animals should not be beat and whipped in order for them to perform.


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