A notorious traveling bear show forces its animals to perform cruel tricks for human entertainment. Bears are large and majestic creatures that shouldn’t be held prisoner in small cages for profit. Sign this petition to demand an end to this cruel and exploitative show.
Please ask venues still planning to host this cruel circus to consider these facts carefully and at least require that scheduled performances go forward without animals.
Ask Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center management to insist that UniverSoul perform without animals or else cancel its appearance.
As of May, the saddest show on earth for wild animals will end. Thirty-six years of PETA protests, of documenting animals left to die, beaten animals, and much more, has reduced attendance to the point of no return.
All other animal circuses, roadside zoos, and wild animal exhibitors, including marine amusement parks like SeaWorld and the Miami Seaquarium, must take note: society has changed, eyes have been opened, people know now who these animals are, and we know it is wrong to capture and exploit them.
Thank you to everyone who has picked up a protest sign, passed out leaflets, written letters, shared videos, called legislators, spoken to family, and been part of this relentless pursuit of freedom for animals. This would not have happened without you.
Please speak up TODAY by signing this petition and urging Ringling to end all animal acts immediately and to retire the animals to accredited sanctuaries.
Animals deserve better.
Djurens Rätt and PETA met MPs to hand over petitions urging the government to help wild animals who are caged, shocked, and beaten in the circus industry.
Bear cubs, monkeys, lions and tigers are being horrifically abused in circus training facilities where they are beaten, whipped, chained and dragged by handlers. Demand that these facilities are shut down immediately, the animals rescued, and the people responsible severely punished by law.
Please join us in urging the Bay Area Renaissance Festival and the Maryland Renaissance Festival to stop prolonging Annette’s suffering by refusing to host Frank Murray ever again.
A circus allegedly has been cramming their animals into an enclosure so small, they fight for space. Many of the animals are tethered for up to 14 hours a day and on one occasion, they were tied up for 40 hours. Sign this petition and demand these animals be released to an accredited sanctuary.
Urge mall management to get with the times and refuse to support UniverSoul.
Polar bears are muzzled and forced to stand on their hind legs for long periods of time in a popular Russian circus act. They are also allegedly beaten and starved. Demand the immediate closing of this cruel circus.
The good news is that Ringling Bros. is going to retire its elephants. The bad news is that they’re being sent to Ringling’s own center where they could be abused with bullhooks and electric prods. Demand Ringling Bros. send its elephants to an accredited sanctuary to live the life they deserve.
Animal exhibitor Sid Yost will be a panel guest at the Cinema South Motion Picture Career & Education Expo on January 30, 2016. Yost has a long history of mistreating animals, and PETA is asking the exposition to cancel his appearance.
The dwindling audiences have spoken by walking away, and legislators have voted to stop animal acts, so, as of May, no more…
The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus has allegedly been violating elements of the Animal Welfare Act for nearly 30 years. Their animals have been subjected to cruel training and cramped cages, yet the company’s license was only temporarily suspended. Sign this petition to demand the USDA permanently revoke their license.
Source: Shut Down Cruel Circus
All across the U.S. animals are forced to entertain the general public in circuses. These animals are taken from the wild and forced to perform and amuse with dangerous stunts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is not doing nearly enough to prevent the relentless abuse of circus animals. Circuses are continuously fined and cited under the Animal Welfare Act, but this does not seem to dissuade circuses from their horrific practices.