Pledge to Boycott the Circus!

    1. Heather Mansfield
    2. Petition by

      Heather Mansfield

      Springfield, MO

Please sign on to this action to pledge to never attend another circus that exploits animals. Animal circuses are a relic of the past and animal-free circuses, such as Cirque du Soleil, are the future:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/default.htm

For animals in circuses, there is no such thing as “positive reinforcement”-only varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. Animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads, or jump through rings of fire. They don’t perform these and other difficult tricks because they want to; they perform because they’re afraid not to. For information about specific circuses, see:

http://www.circuses.com/

Circuses easily get away with routine abuse because no government agency monitors training sessions. Trainers use bullhooks, whips, sticks, electric prods, and other tools that intentionally cause pain and injury in order to force animals to perform. Undercover footage of behind-the-scenes training shows elephants beaten with bullhooks and shocked with electric prods, big cats dragged by heavy chains around their neck and hit with sticks, bears whacked and prodded with long poles, and chimpanzees kicked and hit with riding crops. Details:Fundraising for nonprofits and politicians, members vote on recommendations. Tags:  -->

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    • G T ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Some people where animals are concerned just wont come out of the dark ages. So very selfish. I never ever walk around as if I am more important than anyone- as these people do.

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    • Madhumathy Sugavanam SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Animals are not toys or playthings for us to use them for amusement. All creatures are created equal  on this earth and all the animals live by that standard, excepting human beings. And we are 'supposedly the most highly evolved' of all species! There is certainly no reflection of it, in the way we treat the animals. The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by 

      the way it's animals are treated -  Mahatma Gandhi. What progress have we humans made in the turn of the century? The fact that circuses still exist and animal abuse continues, unabated, shows only regression in human behavior!

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    • LEFEBVRE DENIS ROUEN, FRANCE
      • almost 4 years ago

      il est important d'interdire l'utilisation des animaux dans les cirques. Ce sont des appâts maltraités qui finissent leur vie dans les coulisses quand ils ont cessé de plaire.

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      • almost 4 years ago

      Terrible life for animals.  Not right. 

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    • barbara gale AGOURA HILLS, CA
      • almost 4 years ago

      no animal should be used for our amusement or pleasure.  Elephants are forced to do things that are obcene to their nature.  This is all so sad and so against the earth and God.  It is immoral and disgraceful that in this time and age that anyone would go see these magnificent beings being tortured on a daily basis.

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