End Cruel Big Cat Show in Vegas

Target: David A. Siegel, Chairman and CEO of Westgate Resorts

Goal: End Dirk Arthur’s big cat shows at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Dirk Arthur is a well known entertainer in Las Vegas who has been doing big cat shows for years. As more and more people are becoming aware of the horrors that happen to big cats used for entertainment, entertainers are retiring their animal acts and venues are dropping acts using big cats. Unfortunately, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is planning on having Arthur return to its stage with his cats.

Arthur has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for several violations, including unsafe enclosures, inadequate barriers between the animals and the public, forceful and painful declawing, and denying the animals exercise. From those violations alone, it is clear that Arthur does not care about the animals or the public, but only the profit.

Sign this petition and demand the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino cancel its shows with Dirk Arthur.


Dear Mr. Siegel,

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is planning on having the famous entertainer Dirk Arthur perform his big cat show. In recent years, the public has become more aware of the horrors that happen to animals used for entertainment. This has lead to many places dropping their animal shows and for entertainers to retire their animal acts. It is time Westgate follows in those footsteps.

Arthur has been cited several times by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for various violations. Some include not providing safe enclosures or adequate barriers between the animals and the public, and others for forceful and painful declawing and denying the animals adequate exercise.

It is clear that Arthur does not care about the animals or the public. He just wants to make a profit. Please consider dropping his act for his lack of integrity and respect.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Skylar Storm Lawren Rudley says:

    These cats deserve love and proper care. ,they should be relocated to sanctuary. That creep human should be relocated to prison

  2. Shelli Schmidt says:

    Ack! It’s like all these Elvis impersonators, nobody gives a crap..Old & tired..Let that crap die!!!

  3. Nina-Maria Walker says:

    STOP ! stealing these Beautiful Creatures from their NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS ! SUPRESSING their NATURAL INSTINCTS to perform UNATURAL ACTS !!!!!!!! what is wrong with you people !!!!!

  4. And this is the BIGGEST reason I don’t “do” Vegas. Just knowing what’s going on, especially behind the scenes, for all these big cats and countless other animals exploited “in spades” there (including sea creatures), makes me too sick at heart to vacation there.

  5. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  6. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser


  7. Jean Clelland-Morin says:

    Exploitation of Non-Humans is IMMORAL.

  8. WHen we visited Vegas a few years ago we refused to see these shows but made the mistake of seeing Sigfred and Roy’s animals which of course everyone thought was OK because they were so famous. Then he was attacked by one of his white tiger’s but that was OK also. These animals should NOT be held in private hands and should be in sanctuary’s and the people should be made to pay for their care for their lifetime!!!!!

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