Animals are not Entertainers- Close SeaWorld, Zoos, Circuses, Rodeos

  • by: Christiane Henker
  • target: info@ampto.com.au,secretariat@waza.org,agsec@usda.gov,office@zoodirektoren.de,fei@fei.org

Dont go to Circuses,Zoos, Marine Parks, Rodeos.



Most of us, grew up taking family trips to the circus, zoo,  marine park or rodeo. Seeing animals held captive for human amusement was part of life. We never questioned it. While it is assumed that all humans, unless they have committed crimes against society, deserve freedom, we are not used to making that assumption for members of other species. We should ask ourselves why not. What have the animals in a zoo or marine park done to deserve their jail sentences, or the elephants in a circus done to deserve lives spent mostly in chains?



Millions of animals suffer for human entertainment in zoos, circuses, marine parks and for tourists’ photos.  Born Free challenges the multi-billion-pound global zoo industry; exposes suffering and fights cruelty; campaigns for tighter legislation; publishes ground-breaking reports; operates the Traveller’s Animal Alert campaign; co-ordinates the EndCap coalition linking animal welfare groups throughout Europe to end captive animal cruelty and suffering; and stops wild-animal exploitation in advertising, TV and films.

Circus

Thousands of wild animals are used worldwide in circuses, side-shows, within zoos, and in advertising, film and television, to perform demeaning and unnatural tricks to entertain the public. The animals can live life continually on the move, often travelling vast distances chained, tethered or encaged, and endure harsh training regimes in order to correctly perform in front of an audience or camera. This is no life for a wild animal.

 

 

Captive Whales and Dolphins

At least 19 different species of cetacean are currently held in captivity around the world, including over 800 bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Captive dolphins have become a regular feature in tourist resorts. A trained bottlenose dolphin can generate $1 million a year.

Dolphins bred in captivity do not sustain their numbers. Therefore they are frequently captured from the wild and sold into captivity.  Wild dolphins are a wide-ranging animals with complex social networks and hunting behaviour which the captive environment is unable to provide for. Many suffer from behavioural abnormalities, illness and premature death.

MARINE PARKS

If you visit the Seaquarium in Miami, you can watch Lolita, an Orca who has been there in a small tank for thirty years, do tricks to amuse the crowd. If you visit http://www.SlaveToEntertainment.com you can read Lolita's story and order a film on which you'll see the horrifying footage from the day of her capture in Puget Sound, her mother being killed trying to prevent her baby's kidnapping. Lolita is the last remaining live Orca captured that day. Her family is still in Puget Sound, but even having been offered one million dollars by generous humans for her freedom, the Seaquarium refuses to let her go.

Anyone who considers swimming with captive dolphins when on vacation outside of the US, might first think of happy dolphin family pods they have seen swimming free off the beach -- then imagine them being encircled by boats and nets, some drowning, all in a panic. The survivors are separated from each other and carted off to lucrative swim with dolphin programs.

 
RODEOS

Rodeo horses and bulls buck to try to release bucking straps, cinched tightly around their abdomens. Cows and horses are often prodded with an electrical "hotshot" while in the chute, to rile them, causing intense pain to the animals. That is illegal, but anti rodeo activist Steve Hindi, has footage on the SHARK website (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) www.Sharkonline.org of the use of an electric prod as a government inspection official watches. After the rodeo, injured animals are carted off to the slaughter plant.

 


 










Write Politicians to close all Zoos,SeaWorld, Animal Circuses,  Rodeos.
Release Animals to Sanctuaries .


Sample Letter:

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,



i am writing to express my condemnation about
Millions of animals suffer for human entertainment in zoos, circuses, marine parks, rodeos  and for tourists’ photos. 



Circus animals live in cars or in chains when not performing tricks in the ring. Most people, seeing tigers jumps through hoops of fire, or elephants stand on their heads, never think about what is behind those unnatural acts. The circus would like us to believe that the animals are trained with positive reinforcement.

With little to amuse them, one thing animals in a zoo might cherish are the bonds they form with their cell mates. But zoos swap animals back and forth for breeding programs with no concern for long-term or familial relationships.

Rodeo horses and bulls buck to try to release bucking straps, cinched tightly around their abdomens. Cows and horses are often prodded with an electrical "hotshot" while in the chute, to rile them, causing intense pain to the animals.

Animals are not Entertainers!
I urge you to close all Zoos,SeaWorld,  Animal Circuses, Rodeos. and release Animals to Sanctuaries .






Sincerely,






Write to President Obama:

Webform:http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

 

 

AMPTO:

http://www.ampto.com.au/
email. info@ampto.com.au

 

Verband deutscher Zoodirektoren:

email: office@zoodirektoren.de

 



WAZA
WAZA is
the unifying
organisation for
the world zoo &
aquarium community
http://www.waza.org/en/site/home
Email. secretariat@waza.org.


Marine Connection:

info@marineconnection.org




USDA
agsec@usda.gov


Prime Minister Trudeau canada
justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca


Angela Merkel, Germany
info@cdu.de


Zoo Cologne, Germany:

info@koelnerzoo.de,

 european Union:

soren.nielsen@eea.europa.eu,

SeaWorld Communications Department
7007 SeaWorld Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 407.363.2280
Email: SWF.PR@SeaWorld.com









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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,


i am writing to express my condemnation about
Millions of animals suffer for human entertainment in zoos, circuses, marine parks, rodeos  and for tourists’ photos. 

August 25.2012 a tiger escaped its enclosure at Cologne Zoo in western Germany  and killed a female keeper before being shot dead by the zoo's director, police said.

The tiger managed to get from the enclosure to an adjacent storage building, where it attacked the 43-year-old keeper, said police spokesman Stefan Kirchner.

"It appears the gate wasn't properly shut," Kirchner told The Associated Press.

The zoo's director used a rifle to shoot the animal dead through the storage building's skylight before it could make its way to the visitor areas, he added."

Circus animals live in cars or in chains when not performing tricks in the ring. Most people, seeing tigers jumps through hoops of fire, or elephants stand on their heads, never think about what is behind those unnatural acts. The circus would like us to believe that the animals are trained with positive reinforcement.

With little to amuse them, one thing animals in a zoo might cherish are the bonds they form with their cell mates. But zoos swap animals back and forth for breeding programs with no concern for long-term or familial relationships.

Rodeo horses and bulls buck to try to release bucking straps, cinched tightly around their abdomens. Cows and horses are often prodded with an electrical "hotshot" while in the chute, to rile them, causing intense pain to the animals.

Animals are not Entertainers!
I urge you to close all Zoos, Marine Parks, Animal Circuses, Rodeos. and release Animals to Sanctuaries .



Sincerely,

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