Stop Circus Suffering

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Visit  www.federalcircusbill.org  to read the text of the bill and to view our congressional briefings.

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  1. Patricia Akers · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I have protested many times before Ringling Brothers shows and actually did get a few people to turn around and leave and not going in after we showed them so many undercover pictures showing the truth. I believe circuses and side shows of any kind should be banned worldwide if we could but at least let’s get the United States to follow suit of the smarter countries who have already banned circuses. Seems like the U.S. is always last for Animal Compassion.

    1. Bobby Deaver · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

      Please stop this Cruelty to these Poor Animals. It is sickening how they Exploit these Exotic Animals. Thank you-!!!

    2. Kumar N · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

      Animal used for entertainment are so abused, just like those used in factory farms, fur/leather production, animal experimentation and so many other ways. This has to come to an end!

    3. K Collins · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

      The U.S. seems to be last for everything.

    4. Rebecca Furr · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

      You’re right. Other countries long ago banned steel jaw traps as well as other animal cruelty atrocities. There are other places that are worse..China etc. but there is no excuse for this cruelty. Call lawmakers, share the info and boycott … and maybe someday this ignorant and cruel treatment of animals will finally end.

  2. Debbie Sides · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Stop the capturing of beautiful animals. Stop the abuse and forcing them to perform in circuses, TV, movies or any form of entertainment. The were not put on this earth to perform stupid tricks or to be caged.

  3. Trella Laughlin · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    ALL ANIMALS ARE PRECIOUS IN GOD’S SIGHT AND IN MINE.

    STOP ANIMALS’ ABUSE !

  4. Trella Laughlin · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSE !

  5. jac · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    no ownership of exotic animals should be allowed We are fueling kidnapping,trauma,suffering and death of wildlife by purchasing these animals NO ANIMALS should be allowed in circus,road displays or backyard zoos The USA is NOT a leader in animal welfare We are CRUEL ! It’s an embarrassment to the world Congress has no compassion for animals .Instead the violence against animals continues and it spills into our society

  6. ms · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    SHAME on US CONGRESS for turning their backs on wildlife both domestic & exotic .ALL ownership of wildlife ,except for rehab should be prohibited ALL trophy hunting in and outside of USA should be banned NO animal should be subject to zoo life,chains,performing for humans,fairs ,rodeos,breeding mills,racing(horse,dog) or fighting(dogfighting,cockfighting) theUSA is ASS BACKWARDS. we are NOT INTELLIGENT or CIVILIZED

  7. MM · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    When will animal welfare and protections finally trump exploitation and profit? Supporting TEAPSPA is a solid foundation. Be intentional about purposeful legislation ending suffering.

  8. connie stevenson · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    this is a request for help for the circus animals all of them,Elephants,Lions ,horses dogs,monkeys etc these animals do not deserve this life please contact A D I /TEAPSPA please support this effort.please ! thank you .Connie Stevenson.Branson mo.

  9. Chris Glisson · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This inhumanity must stop NOW !
    Now, NOT later !

  10. Rainee Stevens · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Dear Member of Congress,

    I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the US. I would like to ask you to please support federal legislation to protect wild animals in circuses.

    Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement, unavoidable because of the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals spend hours on end either chained, in small cages, or crowded into trailers and train cars.

    A circus animal’s life of ongoing deprivation is punctuated by moments of physical violence. Investigations have documented a pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to do unnatural and silly tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, and electric prods which are used to hit, “hook,” and shock animals.

    Over 30 countries around the world have adopted national legislation prohibiting or restricting the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses, with hundreds of local bans in place worldwide – over 200 in the UK, and hundreds in Europe and South America, as well as Asia. I am respectfully calling on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals.

    Sincerely,

    Visit http://www.federalcircusbill.org to read the text of the bill and to view our congressional briefings.

  11. Debbie Sides · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I wrote a letter to my Senator and they are passing it on to Congress. I hope this suffering will end for these beautiful creatures.

  12. kelly byrnes · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Dear Member of Congress,

    I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the US. I would like to ask you to please support federal legislation to protect wild animals in circuses.

    Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement, unavoidable because of the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals spend hours on end either chained, in small cages, or crowded into trailers and train cars.

    A circus animal’s life of ongoing deprivation is punctuated by moments of physical violence. Investigations have documented a pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to do unnatural and silly tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, and electric prods which are used to hit, “hook,” and shock animals.

    Over 30 countries around the world have adopted national legislation prohibiting or restricting the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses, with hundreds of local bans in place worldwide – over 200 in the UK, and hundreds in Europe and South America, as well as Asia. I am respectfully calling on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals.

    Sincerely,

    1. Mary Ellen Tschanz · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

      You must do something about this abuse! These animals need to be removed from these circuses and put into facilities that treat them with dignity and respect

  13. Rebecca · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This isn’t entertainment it is animal abuse!

  14. Miriam A. Pires · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    COWARDS ABUSERS !!!

  15. Donna Brown · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Stop the cruelty of these circus animals! It is not Humane! It is Cruel,Torture,Painful,Stessful!These are wild animals & do not belong to humans! Stop circuses from using exotic & wild animals in their shows. They are not performers! They are God’s creatures,enforce the law stop this abuse now!

  16. Rosemary Shaw · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    please ban all animals from being cruely used and abused in Circus,s ,they are humiliated and beaten just to make money.

  17. Claire Prevost · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    ANIMALS are BORN to be WILD and FREE…they are NOT our SLAVES!!! TORTURE and CRUELTY are NOT ENTERTAINMENT!!! STOP ABUSING and EXPLOITING OUR MAJESTIC ANIMALS for your DIRTY MONEY!!! LEAVE WILDLIFE where it BELONGS…in the WILDERNESS!!!!! LEAVE ANIMALS ALONE ONCE and FOR ALL…if you DON’T LOVE and CARE for THEM, then DON’T TOUCH THEM AT ALL!!!!!!! :'( :'( :'( JUSTICE and FREEDOM for ALL ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  18. ARMANDI · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    On doit arrêter les animaux dans les cirques c’est une honte de les traiter ainsi

  19. Patricia McCaskill · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    To enslave and continually abuse other species for the sake of money is despicable and inexcusable. Other countries have passed legislation to stop this sort of thing. It is far overdue for the U.S. We must step in and stop these terrible situations.

  20. Julia moore · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Nothing but unessessery needless shamful cruelty and all for greed

  21. Maria-Rita Christoph · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Stop the capturing of wild animals…..all animals in circuses……all over the world

  22. Ernie Sanchez · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    STOP ANIMAL ABUSE OF ANY KIND – LABS, MILLS, CIRCUSES, ZOOS, RODEOS, BULL FIGHTS, DOG/COCK FIGHTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON! GOD LOANS HUMANITY THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS FOR COMPANIONSHIP AND HEALING NOT TO BE EXPLOITED AND ABUSED!!!!!!!!

  23. Tina Pirazzi · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Arrogance of human species continues to be shameful! People are are NOT the only “earthlings” or intelligent life form inhabiting the planet. Isn’t it time to humbly recognize that other intelligent creatures need to be treated with respect….. who knows, humans might even learn something from another life form!

  24. Jo-Ann Cowan · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    so thankful there are kindred spirits here in the USA ; sometimes I feel I am an outsider to my own peers due to my compassionate feelings about all living beings. I agree that the USA NEEDS TO DO much better.

    This cruelty must stop.

  25. Patrizia · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Non vogliamo più orrori su questa terra. Gli animali sono esseri sensibili e buoni. E noi uomini non siamo padroni del pianeta. Basta!

  26. Virginia Royals · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Show your humanity! Stop abusing circus animals!

  27. Jess · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    What a joke xx get a grip people
    Please xx poor suffering animal xx not acceptable

  28. laxman · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Stop this.

  29. Nancy Lowe · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    There is no rhyme or reasoning to allow this abuse and corruption to continue. These animal people are no different than any other foreigner to us in this world. They are not less of a person. Help them escape to a better place and hold accountable their owner for the atrocities committed upon them. Can you imagine yourself in their position? Try if you can. You cannot.

  30. S Reeves · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please ban animals for circuses. Please support TEAPSPA

  31. Yuki Endo · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I’ll completely support ban on animal circus. Here is what happened today at NYC City Hall.

    BREAKING NEWS 11 YEARS IN THE MAKING:
    NYC just made history! Council Member Rosie Mendez’s pioneering bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, Intro. 1233-A, just passed out of committee! We’re not done yet but this is a tremendous victory!
    Humane Scorecard: Vote on Intro. 1233-A, Health Committee, 6/15/17 10am 7-0
    Yes: Johnson (Chair), Mendez, Vacca, Van Bramer, Koo, Espinal, Eugene
    Absent: Barron, Cornegy
    Council Members Andy King and I Daneek Miller – who are not even on the committee – came to speak out against the bill. If either of these folks are your reps, please call them and express your extreme disappointment. Encourage them to reconsider and vote yes.
    The next step is a vote in the full Council. We expect that to take place next week on June 21st. After that, if we win, the bill heads to Mayor de Blasio for his signature!
    Call your Council Member right now and encourage them to vote yes! Find your Council Member: http://council.nyc.gov/districts
    Thank you to all the advocates & organizations and especially to my friend & Council Member Rosie Mendez who has fought for her bill for 11+ years & to Health Committee Chairman Corey Johnson who has been a champion for the bill and the animals. Amazing work!! This wouldn’t have happened without you!!
    Let’s do this!!

  32. ghazala buksh · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Disgrace on humanity. End such slavery.

  33. Julia moore · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Disgusting shameful cruelty

  34. Arianna · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    STOP ANIMAL ABUSE! PSYCHOS! THEY ARE NOT OURRRSSSS!!!! THEY DESERVE BETTERERRR

  35. Maria P. · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    People, your representatives will NOT see your comments on this page. You have to go to your rep’s website and submit your comments.

  36. lisa holsonback · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Tortured WAY TO LONG PLEASE END THE SUFFERING a sanctuary in TENNESSEE WILL TAKE NOSEY PLEASE HELP NOW

  37. Cara Schmidt · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    STOP using animals for human ‘entertainment’. Animals belong in the wild.

  38. Nalin Wetthasinghe · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I m Nallin from Sri Lanka.
    It is a very SAD story that USA Congress does not feel the pulse of the people.
    This is why America is going down and down.
    US Congress is living in a very isolated world and Congressmen are very very old people.
    US Congress must have a age limit.
    They only believe in Invading and Bombing.
    US Congress China will rule the WORLD bcos of you old men.

  39. Ananda millard · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please use your power and the law to prevent animal abuse. Be on the right side of history on this. Much has been achieved around the world, yet still much needs to be done. You have the power to act and use your influence for good. Please use it. Thank you

  40. Sara · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Shocking and disgusting, stop this now!!

  41. Sharon Stribling · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Words fail me I just can’t believe these people are allowed to exploit these magnificent animals. They should be living as wild a life as possible this sickens and disgusts me. I can’t believe anyone would want to pay to see such cruelty. It must stop and these animals sent to sanctuaries.

  42. ani almeida · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    STOP THIS ANIMAL CRUELTY!

  43. Shawndi HOy · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    For mercy and compassion sake stop being heartless and cruel to these majestic, creatures. They have feelings too, like your children. In Jesus name please stop this abomination and be merciful! =(

  44. LisaMarie · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Yeah – a link would have been better.

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  46. Sandra Dal Cais · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Dear Member of Congress,

    I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the US. I would like to ask you to please support federal legislation to protect wild animals in circuses.

    Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement, unavoidable because of the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals spend hours on end either chained, in small cages, or crowded into trailers and train cars.

    A circus animal’s life of ongoing deprivation is punctuated by moments of physical violence. Investigations have documented a pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to do unnatural and silly tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, and electric prods which are used to hit, “hook,” and shock animals.

    Over 30 countries around the world have adopted national legislation prohibiting or restricting the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses, with hundreds of local bans in place worldwide – over 200 in the UK, and hundreds in Europe and South America, as well as Asia. I am respectfully calling on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals.

    Sincerely,

  47. Monique Vetrano · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Free the elephants once and for all. Lwt them be free and happy. They were born to be free!!! Its their natural orn right!!!

  48. Mariana · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Todos los seres vivos tiene derecho a ser respetados y libre!!!

  49. Sara Polk · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Dear Member of Congress,

    I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the US. I would like to ask you to please support federal legislation to protect wild animals in circuses.

    Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement, unavoidable because of the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals spend hours on end either chained, in small cages, or crowded into trailers and train cars.

    A circus animal’s life of ongoing deprivation is punctuated by moments of physical violence. Investigations have documented a pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to do unnatural and silly tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, and electric prods which are used to hit, “hook,” and shock animals.

    Over 40 countries around the world have adopted national legislation prohibiting or restricting the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses, with hundreds of local bans in place worldwide – over 200 in the UK, and hundreds in Europe and South America, as well as Asia. I am respectfully calling on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals.

    Sincerely,

    Sara Polk

  50. Hayley Bowler · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSE!!! IT NEEDS TO STOP!!!!

  51. Kince · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please stop this cruelty. They do not deserve this torture

  52. John Vernon Peterson · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Born free stay free – animals do NOT belong in circuses!

  53. liv · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Let animals stay wild and free! Time for a change!

  54. Candice Gordon · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Stop the cruelty and suffering. Using animals for entertainment is cruel and inhumane. This not what people want to see. Do not use animals in the circus or for any other form of entertainment.!!

  55. david a knightly · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Elephants are awesome. Intelligent & sensitive. I’m sick of sub humans abusing & exploiting animals for greed & stupidity. Any sub human caught abusing an animal should immediately go to prison for life, his pathetic life. Animals suffer so at the hands of humans. Nature did NOT intend this. Help where & when you can. Observe. Be strong, do something for elephants.

  56. Donna Borden · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Stop the use of animals in the circus. It is a barbaric practice. people do not want to see these intelligent animals being subjected to years of abuse and suffering for a few min. of entertainment. It’s inhumane and barbaric. I will NEVER attend a circus as long as live animals are involved. That goes from dogs to elephants and everything in between.

  57. Donna Ewin · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    It is disgusting that this cruuelty is still allowed. End this suffering and let these bears see out the rest of their lives not suffering.

  58. Donna Ewin · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    It is disgusting that this cruuelty is still allowed.

  59. Alisa bumbalo · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    No animal should endure this abuse. Humans are evil.

  60. Carmen Alivera · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I’m sick of subhumans torturing animals and murdering them. Enough is enough. What’s going to happen when pretty soon they’ll all be gone?

  61. jacqui hopkins · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    please stop this inhumane treatment of animals which should be in the wild, they are not for our pleasure and enjoyment

  62. Michelle Follett · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    STOP ANIMAL ABUSE NOW!!!
    IT IS DISGUSTING!!!

  63. Sharon Cassara · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please stop the torturing of these beautiful animals. They weren’t made for our amusement. It’s been stopped in other countries already. We have canned hunting and just plain hunting of these beautiful creatures. They just was to live where they were born. Please it’s got to stop.

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  65. KAREN MULHOLLEM · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Dear Senator,

    I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the US. I would like to ask you to please support federal legislation to protect wild animals in circuses.

    Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement, unavoidable because of the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals spend hours on end either chained, in small cages or crowded into trailers and train cars.

    A circus animal’s life of ongoing deprivation is punctuated by moments of physical violence. Investigations have documented a pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to do unnatural and silly tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, and electric prods which are used to hit, “hook,” and shock animals.

    Over 40 countries around the world have adopted national legislation prohibiting or restricting the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses, with hundreds of local bans in place worldwide – over 200 in the UK, and hundreds in Europe and South America, as well as Asia. I am respectfully calling on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals.

    Sincerely,

  66. C Rising · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please pass H.R. 1759.
    Thx!

  67. Mike and Donna Suters · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Enough is enough already! STOP THE CRUELTY TO THE ANIMALS!!!

    Gandhi said it best:
    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  68. Lisa Schiavi · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This is nothing short of animal cruelty, put a stop to it!

  69. Teresa romano · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please stop this. This is wrong! No animal should suffer abuse at our hands, who are we to say we are entitled to take these animals out of the wild and keep them!

  70. Sue Grainger · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    NO ANIMALS SHOULD BE USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT THE CIRCUS’S SHOULD BE MADE TO SURRENDER ALL ANIMALS TO SANCTURIES..ITS DISGUSTING IN THIS DAY AND AGE.

  71. Keith mahoney · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Hi we are all wishing you luck over here across the pond in the UK there will be a time when future generations look back at this so-called entertainment in horror and maybe in our lifetime see a total ban across the United States for this so-called entertainment
    Keith

  72. Monique Vetrano · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This is,an abomination

  73. Susanna Pihlavisto · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    STOP THIS NOW!

  74. Susan Capoeman · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    MAKE IT STOP!!! The reason’s why are obvious. JUST MAKE IT STOP. There is no need to debate, no need to take months or even years.Wrong is wrong!

  75. Bonnie Spangenberg · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I have written and had published letters on behalf of inhumane practices regarding animal abuse since I was in junior high school and I am 65 years of age. Our four legged friends deserve a safe place to grow and play surrounded by people who love and care for their well being. Animals have suffered far too long and the lawmakers need to do the right thing and ban all cruelty to our animal friends!!!

  76. Joyce Bunch · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    We are loosing our majestic animals from poaching as well as circuses. Animals are dying at an extremely fast rate. Our children are not going to know the endangered as well as the non endangered. This must stop! Animals in circuses are beaten, chained, and live in horrible conditions. They do not want this.

  77. Gemma · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Animal welfare and rights are paramount in order to save these species and prevent severe suffering.
    Humans should have less rights than animals , it is not deserved

  78. Gemma · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    We need better animal welfare laws and tougher sentencing for people!!

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  80. Monique Audenaert · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Those animals should be in a sanctuary or be free again , they need to have Some freedom then they are really happy , not chained , not with sticks to let them do something . In a lot off country’s they don’t use wild animals anymore in a circus , its time to make a big chance , don’t let them suffering and taken long hours to ride to gives them more stress for the pleasure off people . We need to use our mind , its also dangerous , what if something happens , shall you take then your responsability because you didn’t do something to stop , they are children involved to , those animals are no ment to do trickx, they are wild animals and with that you need to be extra carefull . Please stop using wild animals in circus

  81. Ellen camaro · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    We are living in 2018 not the1800s.
    Stop this cruelty now!
    We should be leading the world in a kinder
    way with animals not abuse!
    No more!

  82. ana · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    por favor dejemos que vuelvan a us entorno , y que no sean abusados de esta manera eso no es vida para ellos. sansiones para los q hacen esto exclavitud de especies.

  83. Krista · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Stop animal cruelty! Let those performe who have a choice! These and other wonderfull creatures other than man have no desire to amuse People. Let Them live free!!

  84. Kanan · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Sent letter to Senator in NJ. The circus with Elephants acts going on in Atlanta GA at present. Please do not buy and watch any of this. The only cruel animal on the earth is HUMAN.

    1. ADI · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

      Thank you, Kanan!

  85. Steve Jetman · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I hope and pray that exotic Animals are not included in Circuses anymore since it is cruel and not the right thing to do. I am not against Circuses that don’t use exotic animals like Cirque de Soleil, etc. Exotic animals are only used to bring in more people and to make money. There is nothing wrong with going to a Circus and seeing Clowns and Trapeze Artists. How about just that?????

    1. ADI · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

      Agreed, Steve. Cirque du Soleil and other circuses do very well with just human performers.

  86. Candice Gordon · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This is so Cruel and Barbaric.!! What kind of people are these that run the circus from hell.?
    This has to stop now.!!!

  87. Donna · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Abuse should not be toleratred in any way, and the Government should do something about it by passing strict laws with stiff penalities,!!! These poor animals suffer so much it is really unbelieveable!

  88. Margaret Morandi · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please put an end to circus animal suffering!! Proof shows physical abuse and confinement!! This is inexcusable and so outdated and it’s time to do the right thing and end the abuse now!!!!

  89. Angela Grammatico · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This barbaric act of abusing animals is primative . We have evolved and this must STOP !!!

  90. Galina · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I am not a citizen of your country, but I am against the circus with animals. This is cruel entertainment. He has no place in the civilized world.

  91. Debbie Bolick · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Maybe the people committing these horrific acts to animals will come back in another life as the animal they tortured. Unti then I’ll sign all petitions and pray for the victims

  92. Vivian · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This is cruel! Stop it now!

  93. Ben · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I hope we are coming to an era where animal suffering is a thing of the past.

  94. Patty Cake · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Why is it that one of the most “civilized” countries in the world is also one of the most ignorant?? Shame on you U.S.A. for continuing the abusive practice of allowing circus animals. STOP IT NOW!

  95. hrithik · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    stop it

  96. Minttu Salminen · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    From Finland (Europe ) hello! Please put end to circus animal suffering right now!!!!!

  97. Collin Lovas · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Animals are not ours to eat.
    Animals are not ours to wear.
    Animals are not ours to experiment on.
    Animals are not ours to use for entertainment.
    Animals are not ours to abuse in any way.
    Be kind to animals. Don’t eat, wear, experiment or otherwise abuse or exploit.

  98. Jane Cafmam · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Save their suffering

  99. Blair Sorrel · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Over twenty years ago, I glimpsed a stir crazy elephant tethered in Central Park and that harrowing image still haunts me. During my NYC residency, I protested Ringling Brothers regularly and was jubilant when newly informed and compassionate parents tore up their childrens’ tickets. If more knew, more would put their money into entertainment that is ethical and much more worthy of their attendance. Thank you.

  100. Crystal E. Alexander · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    How PROUD AMERICAN’S can be by ending the use of sentient beings (aka Circus ‘animals’) for cheap entertainment of people. How wonderful that finally people recognize all beings have the SAME NEEDS AND FEELINGS! The need for family, security, love, affection, safe clean drinking and bathing water and healthy nutritious, fresh food. A natural environment free from exploitation, free from living as slaves or being beat or forced into captivity. We all know they feel happiness, terror, joy, safness and love just as we do. Time to raise our awareness for the 2020 and be spiritually on the level we should be.

  101. Kc Cox · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Wild and exotic animals used for entertainment suffer their entire lives. They are taken from their families at a young age; endure abusive training methods that include restraints, bullhooks, chains, clubs, whips, and electric shock devices; and endanger public health and safety. Animals in circuses spend up to 50 weeks a year traveling in poorly ventilated, cramped trailers, sometimes in extreme weather. Elephants are typically chained or confined to small pens, restricting movement to a step forward or backward. Immobilized for prolonged periods and forced to stand in their own urine and excrement, they commonly suffer degenerative joint disease and foot disorders, the leading causes of euthanasia in captive elephants. Bears, primates, and big cats also eat, drink, sleep, defecate, and urinate in cramped cages. Deprived of adequate exercise and appropriate social groupings, and with no opportunities to express natural behaviors, animals often exhibit signs of severe and chronic stress. Life in an unhealthy environment on the road also means that sick animals may not have access to immediate, expert veterinary care. Thank you

  102. Barb Thibault · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Please post where Canadians can sign.

  103. Candice Gordon · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This is NOT entertainment. This is pure inhumane cruelty to these innocent animals. It’s disgusting and it has to stop. What is wrong with those who think it’s okay torture and abuse these innocent animals.?? It just has to stop now.!!

  104. Lory · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I am surprised at some entertainers that claim to be against animal abuse but they will perform in venues where animals are being abused for entertainment. Human entertainers entertain without chains and without whips. If more entertainers would refuse to perform at these venues then maybe they would stop bringing them in. Also if they would stop sponsoring these venues then maybe animals could be released from these evil circuses. The next time you read about an entertainer and how much they are against animal abuse check to see what venues they will performing in.

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  106. Jesse Wemyss · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Should be free to roam in native land or sanctuary

  107. Jeanette Coeburn · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    It would help if schools would stop taking children to circuses. They learn young that using animals for entertainment is acceptable.

  108. Vianney Ventura · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    No more animals in circus

  109. Charalambou · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    My address is in France. So this doesn’t work… To bad, because I would like to participate somehow to stop circus animals every where in the world…

  110. emma · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    If you want Animals, you can include Dogs and/or Birds with their loving Guardians, engaging in feats and talents (e.g. similar to those animal skits on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT) — BUT, you may NOT use Wild Animals — you’re asking way TOO much from them — they give up too much and suffer greatly just to give us Humans a little SHOW — keep in mind, you can include acrobats, clowns BUT — NO WILD ANIMALS!

  111. sarah weisberg · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    Animals are not objects to be abused for entertainment

  112. Kristin · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    This is beyond wrong. Animals should not be allowed to perform in circuses. This is cruel and abusive.

  113. Mm · 6 May 2019 at 12:08a

    I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the US. I would like to ask you to please support the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA, S2121) to prohibit the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling performances.

    Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement, inherent to traveling acts given the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Wild animals spend long hours chained in small cages, or crowded into trailers and train cars.

    A circus animal’s life is one of ongoing deprivation, punctuated by physical violence. For many years, investigations have documented a systemic pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to perform unnatural tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, electric prods, and even standard husbandry tools such as shovels and pitchforks, which are used to hit, “hook,” and shock animals.

    Globally, 46 countries have passed national legislation to prohibit the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses. Two US states, and 95 local US jurisdictions have also acted, as have hundreds of localities around the world; over 200 UK localities and hundreds of others in the rest of Europe, South America, and Asia. I respectfully call on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals – please support TEAPSPA.

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