Stop Circus Suffering

Idaho city Ketchum bans wild animals in circuses!

The ban was passed unanimously by Ketchum City Council during their meeting on May 19, 2014.

On May 19, 2014, Ketchum City Council in Idaho voted unanimously to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in their community.

The victory comes just a month after students from Sage School presented evidence to the council, their efforts the culmination of research from an independent study group, “The Elephant Student Project.” Local ADI supporter and facilitator for the students, Maya Burrell, shared ADI’s evidence showing the inherent suffering and public safety issues surrounding the use of wild animals in traveling circuses, as well as the science, economics, and abuse to which the animals are subjected during training and handling.

Ms. Burrell and students Harrison Blamires, Devon Brown, Evathea Drougas, Kayla Chaffey, Willa Laski, Sam Laski, and Will Griffith attended the council meeting at which the ban was passed as a show of support and to encourage Councilmembers to pass the ordinance ahead of the vote.

ADI applauds the City Council for taking a stand on this issue.

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  1. gussie randolph · 20 May 2014 at 6:59a

    This is enough! When is it going to stop? This isn’t the right thing-animals in the circus !!! Make this stop please !!!!!!! Ketchum, i salute you! Let’s make this nationwide!

  2. Michelle Grow · 20 May 2014 at 6:59a

    Why anyone would want to continue to see animals suffer is beyond my comprehension. Wild animals were not made to be caged…allowing them to continue to be tortured shows a complete lack of compassion and humanity. Those who allow this continue should hang their heads in shame!

  3. Graciela Rodriguez · 20 May 2014 at 6:59a

    We aresuppose to take care antd preserve spicies, but we are falling.

  4. valerie flet · 20 May 2014 at 6:59a

    any one going to circus needs to see the abuse the animals are sufering befor they book its time to end this horror.

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