Petition · End the Use of Wild Animal Acts at The Big E!

CompassionWorks International started this petition to President and CEO Eugene Cassidy (President and CEO)

The Big E, a 17-day event held in West Springfield, MA, is the largest fair in the northeast and the 6th largest fair in the nation.

It began as a simple agricultural fair back in 1917 and is now regarded by organizers as a “New England extravaganza”. Yet the current incarnation of the fair has exploded far beyond agriculture and New England heritage.   In fact, The Big E uses wild animals acts for entertainment and such exhibits are not just inhumane, but some are even dangerous to humans.

Elephants, camels, zebras, kangaroos, and lemurs are featured in the R.W. Commerford & Sons Petting Zoo. This constantly traveling zoo contains a wide diversity of wild animals in very unnatural, cramped, and often unhealthy, conditions. Elephants, under the threat of punishment and prodded with a sharp metal instrument called a bullhook, are forced to stand around for hours for photos with Big E visitors.

The Big E contracts R.W. Commerford & Sons despite the fact that Commerford has been involved in three dangerous incidents involving the elephant Minnie, who has attacked and critically injured her handlers, including while children were riding on her. This same company has been cited by the USDA more than 50 times for violations of the minimal animal care standards required by the Animal Welfare Act.

In addition to the petting zoo, The Big E will feature a bear trailer, which contains four full-grown bears shut in cages. In the wild, bears usually roam 20-50 miles each day, yet when confined at The Big E, these animals have but feet to roam back and forth. This is inhumane and far from educational. Camels will also be exploited in Camel Kingdom, which is run by the notorious ex-Ringling animal handler Ryan Henning. While Henning claims this is an “educational” exhibit, the camels are forced to perform and give rides under threat of a whip. There is nothing “normal” or “natural” about this experience.

https://www.change.org/p/eugene-cassidy-president-and-ceo-end-the-use-of-wild-animal-acts-at-the-big-e?pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAPDnHQAAAAAAYVCI8LN2AqlkNGQxNTI5Yw%3D%3D&source_location=discover_feed

2 comments on “Petition · End the Use of Wild Animal Acts at The Big E!

  1. CAN NOT COUNT ON A-N-Y-O-N-E TO PROTECT ME FROM ANYTHING REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE MAY BE. NO ONE SEEM TO SEE THAT ALL PIECES OF A PUZZLE, INDEED DOES MAKE A PUZZLE. ALL PIECES HAVE COME TOGETHER FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF MANKIND. ALL AND I MEAN ALL REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS SHOULD DESTROY ALL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES ALONG WITH CORPORATIONS OF TYRANNY AND VACCINES. NOTICE TRUMP HAS NOT YET REPENTED FOR HIS MURDERS OF THESE VACCINES.
    ALSO ON BOTH SIDES TAXPAYER FUNDS HAVE BEEN USED FOR SINFUL ABUSE OF VACATIONS, SENSELESS GRANT PROJECT (i.e. LIKE OBSERVING GRANDPARENTS IN ALASKA—WHO IN THE HELL NEEDS THIS???) AND WE CAN GO ONE ALMOST FOREVER MENTIONING THINGS WITHOUT STOPPING FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER OR EVEN BATHROOM BREAKS. BOTH SIDES HAVE BEEN RECKLESS WITH OUT MONEY.
    AS FAR AS TERRORISTS GO, DRUG MONEY HAS BEEN LAUNDERED THROUGH THE PENTAGON, AND YES I SAY THE PENTAGON, THIS COUNTRY SO TO SPEAK HAS MADE MONEY OFF OF LEGAL AND ILLEGAL DRUGS, MOREOVER A MUSLIM SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS SOIL IN THE FIRST PLACE, AND THE CHINESE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. ALL SIDES AND EVEN EVERYTHING ARE TRULY INDEED GUILTY OF EVERYTHING. MOST OF ALL WE ARE GUILTY OF THINKING THAT WE ARE PROTECTED, AND TRYING TO CONVINCE OUR FAMILIES, FRIENDS, ETC…TO DO THE SAME MISTAKE THAT WE COMMONLY DO OURSELVES. TRUMP MAY COME BACK IN OFFICE, THIS IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER BIDEN IS HAPPY BEING HIS FLUNKY, WHAT THE HELL NEITHER ONE OF THEM HAVE ANYTHING TO LOOSE, EXCEPT FOR THE RESPECT OF THE PEOPLE WHO ONCE SUPPORTED THEM. THEN AGAIN THEY DO NOT CARE, THEY WANT US DEAD IN THE FIRST PLACE, ROBOTS EASIER TO DEAL WITH.
    GEE WHAT WE ALL COULD HAVE DONE WITH EVEN A MUCH BETTER STANDARD OF LIVING. IF THE THIRD WORLDS WANT TO WASH THEIR CLOTHES IN DIRTY RIVERS, THEY DO NOT NEED TO BRING THAT HERE, AND FURTHER MORE, WE DO NOT NEED THEM TO BRING THEIR CUSTOMS OR TRADITIONS HERE, WE DO NOT NEED THIS!!! IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME.
    THE REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, AND EVERYTHING IN THE MIDDLE SO TO SPEAK HAVE NOT DISMANTLED THE SYSTEMS OF THE ROTHSCHILDS, BILDERBERGERS, CLUB OF ROME, ILLUMINATI, FORD FOUNDATION, ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION, ETC…, IN ORDER TO PROTECT US AND MAKE US SAFE THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO JUST THAT AND NONE OF THEM DID.

    MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, JESUS CHRIST SHALL RETURN, AND THEN WE SHALL HAVE AN ETERNAL UNIVERSE LIKE IT WAS MENT TO BE, BUT FREE WILL SHALL NO LONGER EXIST, WE MUST TO THE RULES OF THE ETERNAL HOME AND THE KINGDOM OF YAHVEH. WE SHALL NOT HAVE OUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO, SO MANKIND GET READY AND BE PREPARED, ALL PARTIES ARE COMING TO AN END.

    PS: I DID SIGN PETITION.

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