Stop Hosting Cruel and Abusive Animal Acts

Target: Robert Pratt, Chaplain of Sesostris Shrine

Goal: Stop Sesostris Shrine from hosting shows that use animal acts.

Recently, the Sesostris Shrine hosted the James Cristy Cole Circus, which featured a bear act from Castle’s Bears. These terrified bears were forced into a crowded, loud arena to perform tacky tricks and it is time to stop supporting this cruel form of entertainment.

Bears in captivity face a variety of mental and physical difficulties. However, bears used in circuses face even more problems. Typical training tactics for bears include chaining them and beating them into submission. One of the bears was so stressed during a show that she urinated on herself. When the bears are not being forced to perform, they are kept in small cages where they are denied everything natural to them.

Sign this petition to demand Sesostris Shrine no longer host shows that feature animal acts. Animals belong in the wild, not in cages and putting on shows for humans.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Pratt

Recently, the Sesostris Shrine hosted the James Cristy Cole Circus, which featured a bear show from Castle’s Bears. These terrified bears were forced into a crowded, loud arena to perform tacky tricks for an ignorant crowd. It is time to stop supporting such cruelty.

Bears used in circuses face a variety of mental and physical hardships. They are often chained and beaten into submission as forms of training. During a show, one of Castle’s Bears’ bears was so stressed she urinated on herself while performing a trick at a show. When the bears are not being forced to perform, they are often kept in small cages where they are denied everything natural to them. They are unable to swim, play, dig, roam or climb which is all they truly want.

Please consider no longer allowing animal acts at your venue. These animals belong in the wild, not in cages and crowded arenas for a few moments of entertainment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: N_Steffens

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6 Comments

  1. Sesostris Shrine needs to stop it’s complicity in animal cruelty. People are aware now of the horrendous cruelty toward bears, elephants, tigers and other animals used in circuses. Sesostris Shrine needs to get with the times and STOP condoning, promoting and supporting such atrocities.

  2. How about these subhumans perform the tricks instead,I’d gladly toss bricks at their heads as they do so.

  3. Beth Marie says:

    I detest the “Shriners”, because of this continued animal abuse I will never donate money to them!!

  4. END THE ANIMAL ABUSE , CANCEL IT NOW.

  5. Anne Moeller Anne Moeller says:

    Move these innocent bears to RELIABLE sanctuaries and then let the Shriners do the tricks!!

  6. Kathryn Irby says:

    Animals are NOT ENTERTAINERS!!! LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, AND PLACE THEM BACK INTO THEIR NATURAL HABITATS!!!!

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