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Globally, there has been great positive momentum toward ending animal cruelty for entertainment. Just recently, countries like India, Italy, and Ireland have banned wild animal circus acts, following in the footsteps of other countries like the UK, Netherlands, Iran, and Romania. Within the U.S., a number of cities like Los Angeles, New York City, and Portland, Maine have banned the use of wild animals in circuses, and although this is certainly applaudable, it is time the entire U.S. put an end to this archaic form of “entertainment” that research and investigations have shown causes immense psychological and physical torture and pain for animals.

A petition on Care2 explains that life for elephants used in circuses is so dangerous that they only live about half as long as their wild brethren. Forced to incessantly perform unnatural tricks in front of rowdy crowds only to return to sub-standard shelter and care, these innocent animals are forced to obey orders to avoid being brutally beaten.

The petition is calling on U.S. Congress to put a nationwide ban on the use of elephants in circuses, which will hopefully lead to a ban on all animals used in circuses. Please take a moment to support this proposal by signing the petition.

Until there is a national ban in effect, the single best way to combat the use of animals in circuses is by never buying a ticket to see one of these shows. Some people are still unaware of the truth behind animals used in circuses, so please remember to share this with your network to further spread awareness for the cause!

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58 comments on “More and More Countries Are Banning Wild Animals in Circuses – Let’s Get the U.S. to End Elephant Acts Nationwide!”

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pepe
7 Months Ago

The UK hasn\'t banned circus animals yet.


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Jacky Winter
7 Months Ago

Still happening in the 21st century? Unbelievable!!


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Tiffany Mar
7 Months Ago

Why is the us so behind.


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Radhika Tulpule
7 Months Ago

This woman is not displaying her skills- she is flaunting the cruelty that the poor animal goes through.


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Shawn Greathouse
7 Months Ago

Should have never happened in the first place


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Gavin Taylor
7 Months Ago

Banned in Australia years ago


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Pam Scott
7 Months Ago

Totally revolting disgusting and unbelievably cruel!!!!! How vile are the morons who do this to beautiful elephants. The exploitation of the voiceless for financial gain. Humans really are the cruelest creatures on earth. David Attenborough was right when he said humans are a scourge on the earth!!!!!!! Boycott these places and put an end to this endless suffering!!!!!!!!!!


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Tame Parmely Shannon
7 Months Ago

Signed!


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Jennifer Moffett
7 Months Ago

Oh, that poor woman can't even afford enough material to finish her outfit!


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Ed Bedolla
7 Months Ago

About time


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