Ban Animal Acts in the Circus in FL !!!!!!!!!! sign now

Dear Florida State Senate,

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has recently come to my city of Jacksonville, FL. I am not against circuses, I however, am against animal acts in the circus. Ringling Bros. has failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals as established by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), as have many other circuses. The majority of the animals in the circus have been captured from their natural homes in the wild. They then are taken into what can be called "a life of slavery". Elephants are chained by their feet where they must stand while the circus workers beat them and torture them. In nature, bears don't ride bicycles, elephants don't stand on their heads, and a tiger would never hop on it's hind legs. In order to train these poor animals into performing these confusing acts, trainers use whips, muzzles, electric prods, and bullhooks (clubs with a sharp steel hook at one end which they swing like a baseball bat and jab into sensitive areas of the animal's body like the ears, trunk, mouth, chin, and feet.)
Baby elephants are tied to ropes which burn lesions into their feet. Because elephants are standing on concrete chained up all day, they endure foot problems and arthritis. Tigers are cramped in small cages where they can move very little. Animals want to be in their natural homes in the wild with their families, so they can run, play, and exist for their own purposes, not ours. It is cruel and wrong for these animals to have to endure this cruelty. I propose a bill for the entire State Of Florida to ban animal acts in the circus, and only accept circuses that use only humans as legal. I recommend you visit www.circuses.com for more information about the cruelty in circuses.

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Latest Signatures

  • 24 December 2015250. Val Avila
    Definitly! Ban it every where!
  • 24 December 2015249. Mina P
    i belive that all animals if cant be sent home and are still going to be working in the circus should at least deserve to be treated appropriately and need to be cared for and loved, also should atleats have only a certain amount of tme to be in the circu
  • 22 December 2015248. Coleen K
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015247. Jack A
    Are we not entertained by the cruel training of circus animals?
  • 15 December 2015246. Billie Howe
    i think all animal circuses are cruel and should all be stamped out
  • 07 December 2015245. Tatiane Strong
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015244. Sandra S
    URGENT!
  • 27 November 2015243. Sharon P
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  • 03 November 2015240. Lotus Robertson
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015239. Marilyn R
    The time has come to free animals from the slavery of a circus. Animals chained and performing acts that are not natural to them is barbaric. Cirque de Soleil is a humane alternative.
  • 20 October 2015238. Jacqueline E
    I support this petition
  • 15 October 2015237. Katherine E
    ANIMALS ARE NOT OURS TO MISTREAT
  • 13 October 2015236. Cristin D
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 2015235. David B
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015234. Sonia T
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015233. Cassie Stuart
    I think it's about time that we humans find another form of entertainment that doesn't involve beating an animal into submission. Its nonsense to think that animals don't feel pain. Why else would they need bullhooks to train them?
  • 10 September 2015232. Shawna P
    I support this petition
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  • 06 August 2015225. Barb H
    I support this petition
  • 01 August 2015224. Glenn Welch
    please make them stop the animal abuse. Animals don't belong in circuses.

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