Ban Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus from performing in Colorado
  • Petitioned Mayor Steve Bach

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Mayor of Colorado Springs
Mayor Steve Bach
Colorado Governor
Governor John Hickenlooper
Mayor of Denver
Mayor Michael Hancock
Congressman Doug Lamborn

Ban Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus from performing in Colorado

    1. Kelly Utermoehlen
    2. Petition by

      Kelly Utermoehlen

      C/S, CO

I am petitioning to ban Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from performing any shows in the state of Colorado.

For years, circuses have mistreated circus animals. These animals are subjected to horrendous pain such as being whipped, stabbed, left to die when sick, beat and horribly mistreated everyday! The only way to get the message across that this is WRONG is for Colorado to ban these shows from every venue. Without support from the public and local officials, these shows would be forced to cease operations. Without paying customers, they could no longer run their business. This would not undo the horrendous mistreatment of all of the past animals, and wouldn’t bring those that were beat to death back- but it would save thousands from being subjected to the same pain in the future! Those that attend the circus and sit in the stands with their children eating their popcorn don’t see what happens behind closed doors.

Sadly, there is plenty of videos and supporting documentation that will validate these claims. It is our duty and responsibility to educate others about this inhumane treatment of these animals. One person who has been these animals’ voice is Alec Baldwin, a well known actor. Circuses like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circuspeddle cheap tricks to unsuspecting audiences by tearing baby elephants away from their families and striking their sensitive body parts with a bullhook—a sharp metal-tipped rod that resembles a fireplace poker. This treatment must stop!

If you are an animal lover and advocate, then you will sign this petition and share with family and friends. We must be the voice for these animals, and stand up for what’s right! The video links below are just some of the examples of what these animals experience every day. Please watch the videos and gather your own opinion on what is REALLY happening.

Please join me in the fight against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus by signing this petition to ban them from performing shows in the state of Colorado!

Mayor Steve Bach, Mayor of Colorado Springs
Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor
Mayor Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver
Congressman Doug Lamborn, Congressman
Ban Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus from performing in Colorado

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Your support and signature WILL make a difference!

      Kelly Utermoehlen
      Petition Organizer

      We are almost at 500 signatures! Please share this petition with friends, family and other animal advocates and ask for their signature. We must be the voice for these animals. They deserve better! I believe education is key in preventing this type of abuse and neglect from occurring. Thank you for your support!

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • robert turnbull DULUTH, GA
      • 6 months ago

      animals have felings bro.

    • Lorraine LaPrade DOUGLAS, MA
      • 6 months ago

      Don't encourage and teach our children to support animal abuse. Thank you

    • L Coleman NEW YORK, NY
      • 6 months ago

      Petitioning Governor John Hickenlooper

      Ban Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus from performing in Colorado. The other states are watching: let what Colorado does be a lesson in compassion!

    • Linda Wouters DIEST, BELGIUM
      • 6 months ago

      STOP !!!

      • 6 months ago

      One of the crueltest shows on earth, let's be humane beings, not barbaric monsters


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