Tell Newark Museum to Stop Supporting Animal Abuse
  • Petitioned Mary Sue Sweeney Price

This petition was delivered to:

Director, Newark Museum
Mary Sue Sweeney Price

Tell Newark Museum to Stop Supporting Animal Abuse

    1. Marianne Bessey
    2. Petition by

      Marianne Bessey

      Lansdowne, PA

Ringling Bros. has a long and well-documented history of abusing animals for profit.  The Newark Museum, which receives millions of dollars of taxpayer funding every year, supports Ringling Bros. each year with a program in collaboration with Ringling:  :http://www.newarkmuseum.org/circusscience.html

An eight-year-long federal trial against Ringling Bros. (dismissed on a technicality) revealed years of documented abuse towards animals.  Among other things, the CEO of Ringling Bros. Kenneth Feld testified that trainers routinely hit elephants.   In November 2011, Feld agreed to pay a record $270,000 fine to settle charges that it violated federal animal welfare laws. In one incident logged by inspectors, Banko, an Asian elephant, was required to perform despite pain from probable sand colic. Government inspectors reported in 2008 that wheelbarrows used to carry meat to tigers were also used to transport waste. Inspections also turned up accusations of worn pens and feeding areas, poor medical record-keeping, and failure to control elephants.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Евгения Седлецкая Красноармейск, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • over 1 year ago

      PLEASE STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! (((((

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Debi Hartley MEDFORD, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      Ringling Bros abuses Elephants. This has been well documented and needs to stop.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • sue harrington ST PAUL, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      WTF

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Gunnel Söderback VäSTERåS, SWEDEN
      • over 2 years ago

      I agree with all the comments! They express the feelings we all have towards the torture of baby elephants and the Museum.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Renate Lattemann HILDESHEIM, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      Please, finish this awful cruelty! The animals suffer, it is not right!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.