Shut Down Circus Where Animals Are Dragged, Beaten and Kicked

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Target: Xi Jinping, President of China

Goal: Ban all circuses from using animals and severely punish trainers found horribly abusing bears, tigers and monkeys.

An investigation has revealed animals suffering shockingly brutal abuse at the hands of circus trainers. Footage gathered by PETA Asia investigators at 10 training facilities in the city of Suzhou, China, shows trainers whipping, kicking, beating and otherwise mistreating bear cubs, monkeys, lions and tigers. Bear cubs are seen chained by the neck, risking choking, to force them to stand on their back legs. One was reportedly yanked by a rope tied around her neck while being forced to walk on parallel bars and being viciously hit if she stopped or made a mistake.

Monkeys, tigers, lions and even an elderly dog were confined to tiny cages where they had no choice but to eat and sleep in an area covered in their excrement. They are only let out to undergo brutal training and are “beaten and threatened” with heavy poles or whipped to make them perform unnatural and uncomfortable tricks, according to PETA Asia. Investigators also reported that the animals lacked proper food, water and veterinary care at all 10 facilities visited.

Sign this petition urging Chinese authorities to urgently investigate this matter and severely punish those responsible, while also instating a nationwide ban on animals in circuses.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Xi,

Handlers shown brutalizing animals at circus training facilities must immediately be punished. An investigation led by PETA Asia into 10 different training facilities reveals horrific suffering for the animals. Bear cubs, monkeys, lions, tigers and even dogs are confined to small cages without adequate, food, water or medical care. Footage shows animals being chained by their neck or dragged by ropes, whipped, beaten and otherwise brutalized to force them to learn unnatural tricks.

People responsible for this cruelty must be brought to justice immediately, and these facilities must be shut down with all animals sent to suitable sanctuaries to recover from this horrific treatment. Please also instate a countrywide ban on animals in circuses to prevent more of this cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: PETA

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84 Comments

  1. Dr. Tony DeLia says:

    Asia generally and China in particular have become known worldwide as the perverse center of animal cruelty. Only intense education and pressure from within will get these nations’ peoples to see that not everything in their “culture” is good and much of it can be universally characterized as evil.

    • Darrell41 says:

      You forgot about the western world factory farm system, which makes the Chinese by comparison strict amateurs in terms of cruelty…….avoiding talking about that incredibly cruel factory farm system is missing the elephant in the room.

  2. Jane Morrow says:

    China as a country you truly suck. Zero respect for your country and your cruel, anything for a $, zero empathy for other living beings culture. Hope you feel the ruin you so richly deserve.

    • Darrell41 says:

      ” Zero respect for your country and your cruel, anything for a $, zero empathy for other living beings culture.”
      Yeah unlike in factory farm America……lol

      • You are right no doubt the slaughter to farm animals in slaughter houses are really no better anywhere (I veganer) but we are here discussing wild animals being mistreated and who are better at mistreating masses of dogs cats or wild animals as the Chinese and Asians.

  3. Karen Remnant says:

    Will there ever be a time when animals in this bloody awful country???

  4. I’ve signed this petition but I won’t hold my breath because these Chinese are a cruel money-grabbing race who have absolutely no respect for animals (or anything else, for that matter ).

  5. Nadine brundage says:

    So sick of these abused animals in China. Heartless and cruel to all animals. Stop buying their products, do not visit their counrty. Barbaric, uncivilized.

  6. THIS HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED AND IT HAS TO BE STOPPED NOW, I SAW A POST ONLINE THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAD CRACKED DOWN ON ANIMAL ABUSE & THE WILDLIFE TRADE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE LIED, THEY HAVE NOT STOPPED THE ABUSE, THESE BEARS & THE OTHER WILDLIFE ARE SUFFERING HORRIFIC ABUSE IN THESE CIRCUSES & THE CHINESE GOVENMENT IS ALLOWING IT TO CONTINUE, SO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAVE LIED TO THE WORLD, SHUT THESE CIRCUSES DOWN OR BAN THEM FROM HAVING ANIMALS, ONLY HUMANS IN CIRCUSES IN CHINA, IF YOU WANT THE WORLD TO RESPECT YOU CHINA YOU WILL STOP THIS ABUSE OF ALL ANIMALS NOW, I FOR ONE WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA EVER AGAIN, PLEASE STOP THIS EVIL HORRIFIC ABUSE OF ANIMALS NOW & KEEP YOUR WORD THAT YOU THE CHINESE GOVENMENT IS STOPPING THE HORRIFIC CRUELTY OF ANIMALS & THE WILDLIFE TRADE.

  7. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    Stop ALL TRADE with CHINA! BOYCOTT EVERY PRODUCT! PLEASE NO NOT BUY “Made in China”.

  8. sheila menache says:

    What a shocking state of affairs – what is the matter with the Chinese – they are supposed to be one of the oldest civilizations and yet they behave like a bunch of savages when it comes to the treatment of animals – you are a disgrace

  9. China you are a disgrace particularly when it comes to the barbaric and inhumane way in which animals are continually treated,often disguised as” culture” or ” festivals”.
    The time for action is long overdue,we can all help in some small way by refusing to buy goods made in China for a start,only when they are hit in the pocket will they take notice because it’s obvious they care about nothing else.

  10. sabita patwardhan says:

    Absolutely horrifying. Oh, my god. Hope the bastards doing this get the worst punishment there possibly is.

  11. Stop*

    Sorry, I noticed that I missed ‘stop’ in my comment

    China is a country I will NEVER visit!

  12. China has a horrific HUMAN rights record. Why on earth would we expect them to treat animals humanely? I am not casting stones, because my home country isn’t perfect, but A LOT in China needs to change.

  13. I am disgusted by the photos of the poor Bears & Monkey.

    Chinas Government need to stop this Cruelty to Animals NOW!!!

    How is this Entertainment?

    Why dont they use the Idiots who are Forcing the Animals to do this?

  14. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  15. There must be punishment for abuse and cruelty to those that work for any kind of company or sideshow that uses animals for entertainment and greed. This includes environmental, psychological, and emotional stress and neglect. On the other side of the spectrum the public knows how these animals are treated when trained, the poor living conditions, stress, and the inability to live their lives as we want, and that is to be free. Stop taking your children, if they knew and when they find out it does not bring joy. Take them to a museum or camping. This whole thing works on a supply and demand. Real simple, your actually paying for the treatment and behavior. Use your intelligence, we all know it’s not normal for a bear to ride a bike. Can’t we see how incredible they are just being themselves?

  16. Can’t sign, the petition’s goal to “ban all circuses from using animals” is far too wide. The goal should match what the title states. This is misleading. I’d sign, if the content matched the title.

    • I don’t know what you find misleading is there a circus who is kind to its animals?I don’t think so!The animals are used to bring in money maybe they should start training people against their wills to make entertainment sure that would be very entertaining a few gladiators here and there for the very bored, very sick human!

    • simon rickman simon rickman says:

      you’re an asshole.

  17. EVIL bastard scum of the earth, die all you Animal abusers, you will all suffer in hell, everyone pray for this every day!!!!!

  18. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    President Xi can’t control or has no power to stop his own people! Their people just break laws and China let’s them! WEAK GOVERNMENT.

  19. Maria Mahyorova says:

    Once Chinese LEARNED from animals how to move, to fight, to do tricks. Not TAUGHT them. Chins completely lost that old wisdom. Once respected Empire, now undereducated herd. Disgusting. Read Sun Zi!

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