Target: Vladimir Medinsky, Russian Minister of Culture
Goal: Shut down the inhumane circus act that forces polar bears to sing and dance.
Polar bears are forced to perform painful tricks in a cruel circus act. The Ivanovo circus is a popular Russian circus known for its polar bear act. Startling images show the bear standing on its hind legs, muzzled, and dancing with its prod-wielding trainer. Demand the indefinite closing of this inhumane circus.
Polar bears are taught to sing, dance, ice skate, and play football at the hands of their trainer. She speaks openly in an interview about her methods of training the bears, which include consistent beatings. Once onstage, the bears are muzzled, chained, and forced to stand on their hind legs. This posture is unnatural and uncomfortable for the bears. They are also allegedly subjected to starvation and small enclosures.
This is not the first incident of alleged animal abuse in a Russian Circus. They have been accused of burning animals with cigarettes, striking them with metal bars, and using other torture methods in the past. Sign below and demand the immediate shut down of the Ivanovo circus.
Dear Mr. Medinsky,
Polar bears are muzzled, chained, and forced to stand on their hind legs to perform in a cruel circus act. This torture cannot go on. We demand the immediate shut down of the Ivanovo circus.
The circus bears are forced to stand, sing, dance, and do other tricks that cause them extreme discomfort. They are also allegedly beaten, starved, muzzled, and forced to live in small enclosures all for the sake of entertainment.
We demand that you put an end to this abuse by closing the Ivanovo circus indefinitely.
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