Stop Abusing Elephants for Entertainment

Target: Obie Webster, Executive Director of Entertainment and Sports Venues

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

Garden Bros. Circus is currently on tour with Carson & Barnes Circus’ elephants and plans on visiting the McKenzie Arena. Both circuses have allegedly abused and neglected their animals and it is time to stop supporting this cruel form of entertainment.

Garden Bros. Circus’ manager, Zachary Garden, allegedly beats his animals, withholds food, and denies them veterinary care when they need it most. An informer claimed that Mr. Garden once hit a zebra so hard he fell to his knees and then to his side. In addition, the head trainer for Carson & Barnes Circus was caught on tape beating and shocking his elephants. The elephants can be heard screaming in pain.

Sign this petition and demand the McKenzie Arena cancel its plans with Garden Bros. Circus.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Webster,

The McKenzie Arena is planning on hosting Garden Bros. Circus despite its reputation of allegedly abusing and neglecting its animals.

A whistle-blower claimed that the manager of Garden Bros. Circus, Zachary Garden, beats his animals regularly and denies them food and veterinary care. The whistle-blower also claimed that Mr. Garden once hit a zebra with a long wooden stick with a blunt metal end. The impact was so strong that the zebra fell to his knees and then all the way over. In addition, the elephants traveling with Garden Bros. Circus were provided by Carson & Barnes Circus which also has a reputation of abusing its animals. Carson & Barnes Circus’ head trainer was caught on tape beating his elephants with bullhooks and shocking them with electric prods. The elephants can be heard screaming in pain.

Please consider canceling your plans with this cruel circus. No animal should suffer and be exploited for human entertainment. At the very least, please require the circus to perform without its animal acts.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: DirkJan Ranzijn

Sign the Petition

  • Only your name will be displayed. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

9 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Animals are not ENTERTAINERS!!! Stop the Abuse and Exploitation of these Elephants!!!

  2. END THE USE OF ANY ANIMALS AT THE CIRCUS WORLDWIDE NOW.

  3. Wendy Morrison says:

    STOP USING LIVE ELEPHANTS and ALL OTHER LIVE ANIMALS in the circus!!!

  4. The terrible cruelty toward these elephants needs to stop! Please stop your participation in ther abuse.

  5. Jaime Perez says:

    These majestic elephants do not deserve to be treated in this horrible manner. Circuses need to he banned and outlawed.

  6. Instead of abusing these magnificent creatures, who were not put on earth for our entertainment, by the way, have trapeeze artists and gymnastists thereby being more original and less inhumane.

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗?

  8. Mr. Obie Webster, Executive Director of Entertainment and Sports Venues
    I believe you know in your heart what the right thing to do. You shouldn’t be any part of the horrible cruelty and abuse that theses circus owners dole out to theses wonderful sentient beings. Instead, please cancel your scheduled plans and tell them your arena will no longer book live animal acts. STAND UP FOR THE RIGHT THING TO DO! Don’t be part of the reason the elephants and other animals will be tortured in your arena. It’s not worth it. Encourage Carson & Barnes Circus and Carden Bros Circus to release all their animals to certified sanctuaries.

  9. Mr. Obie Webster, Executive Director of Entertainment and Sports Venues
    I hope you will no longer book live animals in your arena. I don’t know how you could live with yourself knowing you caused all those wonderful and Magnificent animals such pain and cruelty. They will probably be denied food and water and medication for the many problems that they have acquired from multiple beatings. They will be returned to tiny cages all alone and the elephants will be chained by at least 2 feet if not all fours all night and all alone or within feet of another but not being allowed to touch.
    Mr. Webster, I am begging everyone I know and everyone who reads this to not go anywhere near your area when you book live animals acts.
    OK, EVERYONE THAT LIVES IN TENNESSE,
    YOU MUST SEE TO IT THAT EVERYONE BOYCOTTS: McKENZIE ARENA
    740 E. 4Th ST. CHATTANOOGA, TN.
    WHEN THERE ARE LIVE ANIMAL CIRCUS’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Facebook Comments

comments

3772 Signatures

  • Martin Peterson
  • Greg Mather
  • Janet Livingston
  • Janice Carroll
  • Helen LeBrecht
  • Vickie Bohy
  • Anita Morgan
  • anna howes
  • Jose Herrera
  • Lisa MacAllister
1 of 377123...377
Skip to toolbar