Cancel Appearance of Allegedly Abused Circus Elephants

Target: Pete Fisch, Guest Experience and Venue Management of Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Goal: Cancel plans with Garden Bros. Circus due to its cruel animal acts.

Garden Bros. Circus is currently on tour with elephants provided by Carson & Barnes Circus and has plans to appear at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Both circuses have allegedly abused and neglected their animals and it is time to stop supporting these cruel companies.

An informer claimed that Garden Bros. Circus’ manager, Zachary Garden, often beats the animals, denies them veterinary care, and denies them food. Allegedly, Mr. Garden once hit a zebra so hard with a long stick with a blunt, metal end that the zebra fell to knees and then on his side. In addition, Carson & Barnes Circus’ head trainer was caught on tape beating his elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods. The elephants can be heard screaming in pain.

Sign this petition and demand the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum cancel its plans with Garden Bros. Circus. No animals should be abused and exploited for human entertainment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Fisch,

The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is planning on hosting the Garden Bros. Circus, which is known to abuse and neglect its animals.

A whistle-blower claimed that the manager of Garden Bros. Circus, Zachary Garden, often beats the animals, withholds food from them, and denies them veterinary care when they need it most. Allegedly, Mr. Garden once hit a zebra so hard that the animal fell to his knees and then completely over. In addition, the elephants that are traveling with Garden Bros. Circus were provided by Carson & Barnes Circus which also has a history of abuse and neglect. The head trainer of Carson & Barnes Circus was caught on tape beating his elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods. One can hear the elephants screaming in pain in the video.

Please consider no longer hosting the Garden Bros. Circus. They show no respect or compassion to their animals and it is incredibly cruel. No animal should suffer and be exploited for human entertainment. At the very least, please only allow the circus to perform if it does so without its animal acts.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: AlejandroLinaresGarcia

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22 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Animals are NOT ENTERTAINERS!!!!! SHUT DOWN ALL CIRCUSES, ZOO’S, AQUARIUMS, AND ANY OTHER FORM OF EXHIBITION AND EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS–PERMANENTLYH!!!!!!!

  2. There is probably not a circus in existence that doesn’t cruelly abuse it’s animals. In order for the animals to perform – which is completely unnatural to the animals – the circus staff use all sorts of cruel methods to train them and discipline them.
    Circuses are really HOUSES OF HORROR for the poor animal victims. Anyone who hires circuses is participating in and condoning egregious animal cruelty, and also teaching children that animal cruelty is acceptable and the “norm”.

  3. END ALL CIRCUSES THAT ARE CRUEL TO THE GREAT ANIMALS NOW.

  4. “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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWO83pf3Mc

  5. Animals are not for man’s entertainment imprisoned in circuses. Laws should be introduced to prevent circuses exploiting animals for profit. All animals should be rescued from circuses and re-homed to accredited sanctuaries if they cannot be reintroduced to the wild. Circuses are for “human performers NOT animals”.

  6. Never ever patronise circuses with animal acts. They are taught to perform by beating, hitting, electric shocks, bullhooks and other forms of abuse and cruelty, confined in small cages- is this the way any one, human or animal should have to exist? Boycott this abuse and tell the owners why. Never expose impressionable children to this cruelty- allow the young generation to refuse violence and fear and grow up to set an example.

  7. Anne Moeller Anne Moeller says:

    The only way we should see these beautiful animals is in the WILD!! Do not go to and support the exploiting circus and that will hit the greedy so called trainers in the wallet!! ps- let these stupid people do the tricks on the streets!!

  8. Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives! Or not?

    It’s time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.  

  9. All circuses that continue to abuse and exploit these amazing animals must be forcibly shut down and the animals, if not able to return to the wild, sent to accredited sanctuaries where they can live naturally, safely and happily. It’s about time we all stood up and spoke up for every animal criminally abused and exploited like this. Shame on greedy, immoral, selfish, cruel so-called human beings!

  10. F***ers, all!!! I hope they BURN for treating animals AS IF they’re lesser beings! They’re NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. If Ringling Brothers is calling it quits, all these rinky-dink “circuses” should do the same. People MUST stop going to these idiotic events. One of the reasons Ringling ended their touring was because attendance was not keeping up with expenses. Ditch these damn, backward, old world, circuses.

  12. Unbelievable abuse, they have been cited for abuse. Why would anyone in their right mind hire such people? What’s wrong with you? Is such greed worth what these animals endure?

  13. the hell is everywhere where the innocent and defenseless animals tortured, tormented and murdered.
    the HUMAN is for these poor animals HELL
    Close to this accursed hell – final and immediately
    let the animals LIFE

  14. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

    Stop the torture of animals for the “entertainment” of humans!

  15. Lilian Caughlin says:

    Ringling Brothers is sending their elephants to a sanctuary what is it the rest don’t get… people as a whole do not want to see animals in chains living an unnatural life.

  16. ALL THIS SHOULD STOP NOW I MEAN ALL THESE TYPE OF ATTRACTIONS WORLWIDE. WHO EVER IN CHARFE PULL YOUR FINGER OUT HAVE SOME HEART LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVENT GOT ONE.

  17. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗?

  18. A cancer curse on these morons and the authorities that allow circusses to continue and all those who pay to see this animal abuse and thus keep it going. Boycott this disgusting display.

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