Stop Circus Suffering


Please help break the chain

Urge the following venues to cancel upcoming or postponed circus performances/shows and make it their policy not to host events using wild animals. A template letter for your use/personalization is available here.

Hartman Arena, 8151 N Hartman Arena Dr. Park City, KS 67147

Who: Carden Circus Spectacular
When: February 17-19, 2023
Social: Facebook, Instagram

Tony’s Pizza Event Center, 800 The Midway, Salina, KS 67401

Who: ISIS Shrine produced by Hamid Circus
When: February 10-12, 2023
Contact:  Kyle Weiser,, 785-833-5177
Social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

United Wireless Arena, 4100 W. Comanche Dodge City, KS 67801

Who: Carden International Circus Spectacular
When: September 18-19, 2021
Contact:  Chris Ragland,, (620) 371-7390; Brett Hoffman,
Social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Saline County Livestock & Expo Center, 900 Greenley, Salina, KS 67401

Who: Carden International Circus
When: March 17-18, 2021 (postponed)
Contact: Saline County Livestock & Expo Center, Email form, 785-826-6532
Social: Facebook

Hartman Arena, 8151 North Hartman Arena Drive, Park City, KS, 67147

Who: Carden International Circus
When: March 19-21, 2021 (postponed)
Contact: Hartman Arena,, 316-744-8880
Social: Facebook, Twitter


  1. Exania · 27 October 2020 at 12:21a

    Dear Carden International Circus

    As a citizen concerned about animal welfare and the safety of our community, I am writing to urge Saline County Livestock & Expo Center not to host Carden International Circus as long as they continue to use wild animals.

    Studies of the use of wild animals in traveling circuses show that their physical and behavioral needs cannot be met. Confined in small spaces and spending excessive amounts of time shut in transporters, animals are often seen behaving abnormally, their rocking, swaying and pacing movements indicating that they are in distress and not coping with their environment. Investigations by Animal Defenders International have revealed that industry standard training methods involve fear, pain, and punishment to force animals to perform.

    Keeping stressed, large and dangerous wild animals close to the public in lightweight, temporary enclosures has proven disastrous. Workers and members of the public have been killed and maimed; lions, tigers, elephants and other animals have escaped.

    Animal welfare and public safety should not be compromised for the sake of entertainment and I respectfully urge you to safeguard both by adopting a “no wild animals” policy for future events.


    Exania Bert

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