DON’T LEGALIZE ANIMAL ABUSE!
Established by former Carson & Barnes circus owners D.R. and Isla Miller, the Endangered Ark Foundation (EAF) in Hugo, Oklahoma is a so-called “sanctuary” where retired circus elephants are continually subjected to demeaning performances and public contact – something legitimate sanctuaries NEVER allow. When the public is near animals the size of elephants, behind-the-scenes threats and abuse is how the elephants are controlled – bullhooks used in ‘free contact’ are weapons to keep the animals in line. Even worse, an Oklahoma state bill (HB 2895) would deem/codify that ‘free contact’ at the EAF; including the use of bullhooks and other tools used to harm elephants would NOT be considered animal cruelty.
Unfortunately, HB 2895 has already passed the state House and is now in the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee.
STOP CRUELTY IN ITS TRACKS. If you live in Oklahoma, please contact your legislators and Committee members and urge them to VOTE NO on HB 2895:
GET A FEDERAL BAN – please ask your legislators to support TEAPSPA (HR2863/S2121), the federal bill to ban traveling animal acts nationwide.