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Compassionate people from all over the world rejoiced when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced they would be shutting down, and after 146 years, they had their last show on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Although this is an incredible breakthrough in the fight for animal rights, there are still many circuses in the United States that abuse and exploit wild animals for a profit.

According to a petition on Care2 written by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), circuses like Shrine Circuses, Carson & Barnes Circus, Carden Circus, Kelly Miller Circus, UniverSoul Circus, and others continue to use wild animals in their acts despite all the evidence that reveals animals suffer in circuses.

The petition reports that two states and 125 localities have already banned the use of wild animal acts, but this is not enough. Countries from all around the globe, including the NetherlandsIran, Mexico, and many others, have already set legislation in action to ban the use of wild animals in circus acts, and it is time the United States takes a firm stand against animal cruelty in circuses.

Please take a moment to sign this petition addressed to the circuses that still use wild animals in acts, informing them that the public does not support animal cruelty. The petition states that in November 2016, Forbes Magazine reported that circus attendance in the U.S. had dropped 30-50 percent in the past twenty years, proving that public education has been creating serious change. So, please help carry this momentous movement by sharing this with your network, and remind people why wild animals belong in the wild, not as entertainment. As HSUS perfectly explained, “The truth is wild animals don’t perform because they want to. They perform because they’re afraid not to.”

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0 comments on “Ringling Bros. Circus Has Shut Down – Now Let’s End Wild Animal Acts In All Circuses!”

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Ruth Eisenbud
11 Months Ago

When Ringling Bros retired all it elephants, they were sent to a research center to be injected with carcinogens as subjects for pediatric cancer studies....

So I wonder what will happen to the animals no longer performing in circuses in MY state. Will they be sent to ranches in Texas that supply wilderness animals in canned hunts... or will they be sent to christian youth hunting ministries, so that young children can learn to take pride in killing animals.?

An animal is never fully safe in a judeo.christian nation where dominion reigns supreme.

For a more positive take on the rescue of elephants and all wilderness animals, check out Wildlife SOS INDIA:


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1 Years Ago

Thanks for ruining a tradition of family entertainment. There are many animals in much worse conditions than the animals of this famous circus; it was targeted for the sake of publicity and fund-raising, not animal defense.

22 May 2017

Animals should be forced to perform unnatural acts and made to look foolish and be deprived of lives worth living with dignity for the sake of "a tradition of family entertainment"? Throwing Christians to the lions was a favorite form of entertainment for the ancient Romans: Rome had many other games and up to 20 of these had one day or more at the Circus Maximus. Other events hosted at the site included wild animal hunts, public executions and gladiator fights, some of which were exotically spectacular in the extreme, such as when Pompey organised a contest between a group of barbarian gladiators and 20 elephants.

1 Years Ago

Cirque du Soleil manages to do a fabulous circus without animal acts.


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