Demand Temple Stop Supporting Cruel Animal Shows

Target: Zalig H. Stein, Chief Rabban of LuLu Shriners

Goal: End LuLu Shriners support and sponsorship of the Liberty Pro Rodeo and LuLu Shrine Circus.

The cruel Liberty Pro Rodeo and LuLu Shrine Circus is sponsored by the LuLu Shriners, which is a branch of Shriners International, every year. Shriners International boasts that it is “a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth.” Rodeos and circuses encompass none of those values.

Animals used in rodeos and circuses face many physical and mental challenges daily. These animals are denied everything natural to them and are forced into uncomfortable positions for performances. In addition, many of the animals used are trained by using pain. This includes using tools like whips, spurs, and electric prods.

Sign this petition to demand LuLu Shriners stop supporting the rodeo and circus. These animals should not be subjected to pain and unhappiness just for the entertainment of humans.


Dear Mr. Stein,

Your temple annually sponsors the Liberty Pro Rodeo and LuLu Shrine Circus. Your fraternity claims to be based on the values of fun, fellowship, love, relief and truth. However, the rodeo and the circus encompass none of these values.

The animals used in these events face unimaginable horrors on a regular basis. They are often trained using the fear of pain as motivation. The tools typically used include spurs, electric prods and whips. These animals are then thrown into an arena, surrounded by a large, hectic crowd, and expected to perform. They are denied everything that is natural to them.

Please consider ending your support of the rodeo and circus. These animals belong in the wild, surrounded by friends and enjoying the sunshine, not being forced to put on a show for human entertainment.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. It should be mentioned, to give the complete “picture” of the Shriners, that their burn centers for children, which are completely free, save the lives of many, many children every year.

    • However, funding healthcare by the exploitation and abuse of animals is wrong. Using whips, spurs and electric prods to ‘train’ animals for ‘entertainment’ are certainly not the embodiment of ‘love, truth and belief’.

  2. No animal was born to be maintained in captivity all his life in cages, (circuses/zoos) or delphinariums, to learn tricks in order to distract human beings !

  3. Shelli Schmidt says:

    Show Mr. Stein & LuLu Shriners video of what goes on behind the scenes with these animals, they apparently need their eyes opened to the truth.

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