Stop Circus Suffering

New York

Please help break the chain

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

Enchanted Forest Water Safari, 3183 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Who: Royal Hanneford Circus
When: June 16-September 6, 2021
Contact: info@watersafari.com, 315-369-6145
Social: Facebook

Schoharie County Fairgrounds, 113 Sunshine Drive, Cobleskill, NY 12043
Who: Royal Hanneford Circus
When: August 10-15, 2021
Contact: info@sunshinefair.org, 518-243-2123
Social: Facebook

Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand St, Altamont, NY 12009
Who: Royal Hanneford Circus
When: August 17-August 22, 2021
Contact: info@altamontfair.com, 518-861-6671
Social: Facebook, Twitter

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

  6. William Iaconetti · 3 June 2020 at 11:40a

    Yes definitely we need to be more conservative on how we need to help animals in the wild by supporting accredited zoological facilities, sanctuaries, and help these animals in need of our help because there are alot of abusers of animals in this world. Thanks for this i really appreciate it because I interned with a animal rescue facility in Walden, NY where we have rescued farm animals with two Emus. I also certainly agree with what’s going on with wild animals in Circus and last year Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed an executive order to ban the use of exotic and wild animals in the Royal Hannaford Circus which comes to the Westchester County Center during presidents day weekend. There is couple of sanctuaries to recommend for you guys for elephants and big cats like PAWS Sanctuary in San Andreas, CA, The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN, Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL, White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, FL

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