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Ban Animal Acts and Exotic Petting Zoos
  • Petitioned Osceola County Fair

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Osceola County Fair
Osceola Heritage Park

Ban Animal Acts and Exotic Petting Zoos

    1. Protecting Every Animal from Cruelty and Exploitation (PEACE)
    2. Petition by

      Protecting Every Animal from Cruelty and Exploitation (PEACE)

      Kissimmee, FL

UPDATE: While this year, the county fair is not traveling with the circus, as of now, it is in fact racing pigs. Social, playful, and loyal, these highly sensitive animals enjoy communicating with each other, making nests, relaxing in the sun, and cooling off in the mud. Being carted to and fro and subjected to loud noises and boisterous crowds is an unfair and terrifying ordeal for these animals.

The Osceola County Fair is traveling with an animal circus as well as a petting zoo. Not only are both of these activities cruel and abusive to animals, but they are also dangerous to spectators. These activities are outdated, unnecessary and cruel and do not, in any way, shape or form promote fun at a fair.  

Animals used in traveling shows and menageries are often subjected to severe abuse in order to force them to provide “entertainment”, especially at county and state fairs. Rigorous training methods involving electric shocks, beatings, and food deprivation are used to force animals to perform acts that are unnatural and meaningless to them. Some trainers starve animals or surgically remove their teeth and claws.  

Traveling zoos and petting zoos are bad news for animals and humans. They subject animals to the stress of transport, alien environments, irregular feeding and watering, mishandling, and crowds of strangers. Countless people have been sickened—and some have died—after contracting diseases from animals in petting zoos. Animals used in traveling zoos suffer both behind the scenes and when they are on display. For example, The Zoo, a traveling animal exhibit, has been repeatedly cited by the USDA for inadequate animal care practices, including failure to provide proper diets, veterinary care, or environmental enrichment.  

Please sign this petition and ask the Osceola county fair officials to make the compassionate choice and ban animal circuses and traveling zoos. Let’s keep the fair a safe and fun enviroment for everybody. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Nicole Dyck MECHELEN, BELGIUM
      • 6 months ago

      These animals need freedomi

    • Marcia Cristens BELGIUM, BELGIUM
      • 6 months ago


    • eleni skarlatos AUSTRALIA, AL
      • 6 months ago

      We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

      -William Ralph Inge

      • 9 months ago

      animals are to live in the wild not in zoos

    • Catherine Wetzel MIAMI, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals deserve respect, they're not property, they're live beings with feelings. I feel guilty going to a zoo as well. Leave animals in the wild where they belong


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