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We the undersigned request that the Government of the Province of Ontario in Canada, under Her Majesty The Queen, recognize and abolish the use of animals within circuses.
Seek to inaugurate the emergence of animal cruelty inside
circuses; make circuses more humane--to disallow the sale, lease, or employment of animals in travelling shows or circuses.
This is not a means to take away from the talented trapeze artists, jugglers, clowns, tightrope walkers, and acrobats--nor is it meant to make a reduction in the delectation and amusement of circuses, let's just omit the animals; let alone in peace. Sweden, Austria, Costa Rica, India, Finland, and Singapore have all prohibited or put restrictions on the utilization of animals in entertainment--it's time for us to do the same and execute this message throughout the world.
Circuses manipulate animals as marketing tools (on impressionable children). Parents, members of the community, and students have all assembled to admonish circuses with animal performances. Impressionable children might become cognisant of these detestable spectacles: Aberrant behaviour. Child psychologists warn that watching animals being injured, and humiliated for entertainment desensitizes children to the suffering of others.
Thank you for taking time to read this letter. It is certain that in the accompaniment of your assistance one day the usage of animals for entertainment within circuses will surmount as a affair of the past.
(Information on animal cruelty within circuses; courtesy of http://www.circuses.com/http://www.circuses.com/)