Stop Circus Suffering

New York

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.

Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075

Who: Ismailia Shrine / Hamid Circus
When: *CANCELED* (previously scheduled March 13-15, October 2-4)
Contact: The Fairgrounds, frontdesk@ecfair.org, 716-649-3900

Comments

  1. Meri Chokrevski · 3 June 2020 at 11:40a

    As a citizen concerned about animal welfare and the safety of our community, I am writing to urge [NAME OF VENUE] not to host [NAME OF 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.

    Sincerely,
    Meri Chokrevski

  2. lauren horwitz · 3 June 2020 at 11:40a

    As a citizen concerned about animal welfare and the safety of our community, I am writing to urge [NAME OF VENUE] not to host [NAME OF 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.

    Sincerely,
    Lauren Horwitz

  3. Dee Katz · 3 June 2020 at 11:40a

    Keeping these poor animals confined to cages is inhumane. You can still have your circus with acts other than with animals. These circus animals need to be given to sanctuaries immediately to stoo their suffering!

  4. Ingrid Guerci · 3 June 2020 at 11:40a

    Please stop torturing these animals. Send them to animal homes where they will be cared for.

  5. Suminderjit kaur · 3 June 2020 at 11:40a

    Please let them live their life freely just like we all do please

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