Stop the Circus from Using Animals and Abusing Them!

  • by: SUE LEE
  • target: Topeka, Kansas Law Enforcers and Animal Control Officials

Please sign and share this petition in an effort to save animals in the circus limelight from the abuse and cruelty they undergo while being trained. We all love the circus and enjoy seeing gorgeous animals perform so eloquently and gracefully, not realizing what they often undergo in order to learn roles. Animals are indeed smart and should not be abused in order to get them to perform; however, many trainers are extremely abusive!

An investigation is underway regarding allegations of abuse to dogs used for performances of the Shrine Circus in the Topeka, Kansas area. During a recent weekend show, many witnesses noted an abusive situation regarding some Alaskan Malamutes Act. The animals, on leashes, became entangled so the staff was noted punching the dogs in their faces while trying to pull them apart.

Other witnesses noted that "Even though the lights were turned out we still witnessed the kicking and hitting of the dogs. While the dogs were indeed attacking each other, the way the handlers were going about it to break them up them was unnecessary and downright abusive!" Reports are that these trainers in question were “transferred,” not fired and punished but transferred to abuse other animals they handle.

No one knows for sure what goes on behind closed doors and understands that the main concern of people in this industry only care about performance, money and how they look as a handler/trainer. They should not expect perfection from animals and those viewing the acts appreciate them for their charm and efforts. Do not expect anything but the best an animal can give; there is no excuse for abuse and cruelty of these circus animal acts.

Authorities need to look further into the handling and training of all these circus animals. Stop using animals in the acts rather than abuse them if they don’t “let you look good.” There is never any excuse for animal abuse. Please sign and share this petition in an effort to save animals in the circus limelight from the abuse and cruelty they undergo while being trained. We all love the circus and enjoy seeing gorgeous animals perform so eloquently and gracefully, not realizing what they often undergo in order to learn roles. Animals are indeed smart and should not be abused in order to get them to perform; however, many trainers are extremely abusive!

 

Topeka, Kansas Law Enforcement and Animal control Officials– You need to thoroughly investigate the Hamid Circus, Inc that travels with their circus crews and animals to perform from state to state. There have been allegations of extreme animal abuse and handling as a prerequisite to putting on a good circus performance. However, there is no excuse for animal abuse. These types of circuses should not be allowed to have animals as part of their show if they are undergoing abusive treatment in order to entertain. Maybe you cannot close down the circuses but you can ban them from putting animals in their acts and subjecting them to abusive treatment and cruelty!!!

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