STAR 99.9 FM: Stop Your Support of Ringling Brother’s Barnum and Bailey Circus
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STAR 99.9 FM: Stop Your Support of Ringling Brother’s Barnum and Bailey Circus

    1. Petition by

      Long Island Orchestrating for Animals

Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus is notorious for beating their animals with bullhooks (weapons resembling fireplace pokers) to perform tricks and forcing their animals to spend up to 100 hours at a time in train box cars.

Their USDA violations are unrivaled, and a compilation of them can be viewed here: .

Baby elephant training involves four men tying ropes or chains to the elephant's feet and pulling their legs out from under them, while one or more persons hit the baby with a bullhook and an electric prod.

Elephants are chained most of their lives, only able to move feet or sometimes even inches for days, while in the wild they would walk over 40 miles in a day.

It's time to end this cruelty and stop using any and all animals from circuses.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 26 days ago

      As long as people think

      that animals do not feel,

      Animals must feel,

      that people do not think.

      (Author unknown)

      None of us has the right

      to say to a fellow human being or an animal:

      Either you do what I say,

      or I'll hurt you ...

      (Monty Roberts ("Horse Whisperer"))

      The greatness and the moral progress of a nation can be judged by

      how they treat their animals.

      (Mahadma Gandhi)

      Everything that human does to the animals,

      returns to humans.


      Solange Menschen denken,

      dass Tiere nicht fühlen,

      müssen Tiere fühlen,

      dass Menschen nicht denken.

      (Verfasser unbekannt)

      Niemand von uns Menschen hat das Recht,

      zu einem Mitmenschen oder einem Tier zu sagen:

      Entweder du machst was ich sage,

      oder ich werde dir wehtun...

      (Monty Roberts ("Pferdeflüsterer"))

      Die Größe und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran messen,

      wie sie ihre Tiere behandeln.

      (Mahadma Gandhi)

      Alles, was der Mensch den Tieren antut,

      kommt auf den Menschen zurück.


    • John Di Leonardo MALVERNE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      As an anthrozoologist, I am intimately knowledgeable of the abuse and neglect that necessarily results from the use of wild animals in circuses. Among circuses, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey is perhaps the most egregious as well.

      Please retract your support of them immediately. I loved your station in the past, but I cannot listen to any station that endorses animal cruelty.


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