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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