Stop Cruel Circus That Allegedly Beats Animals

Target: Jerry G. Gantt, Imperial Sir of Arabia Shrine

Goal: Stop Arabia Shrine from hosting the cruel Jordan World Circus unless it drops its animal acts.

Despite knowing of Jordan World Circus’ terrible reputation of allegedly beating and neglecting its animals, Arabia Shrine in Texas still plans on hosting the circus. It is time to stop supporting this cruel form of entertainment.

Jordan World Circus has racked up so many Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations that it is no longer allowed to exhibit animals. Instead, the circus leases animals from Brett Carden and Carson & Barnes Circus. While these two still have the right to exhibit animals, they also have questionable histories when it comes to animal welfare. Mr. Carden’s elephants were recorded showing excessive stress signs and one elephant seemed to be injured as she kept all her weight shifted off her back, left leg. Carson & Barnes Circus has made over 100 AWA violations for a variety of issues, including failure to provide veterinary care that led to preventable deaths. Handlers from Carson & Barnes Circus have also reportedly been recorded beating elephants with bullhooks.

No animal should suffer for human entertainment. Sign this petition and demand Arabia Shrine cancel its plans with Jordan World Circus unless it drops its animal acts.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Imperial Sir Gantt,

Despite knowing of Jordan World Circus’ dark past when it comes to animal welfare, your venue still plans on hosting the circus. It is time to stop supporting an industry that profits off of animal suffering.

Jordan World Circus has lost its right to exhibit animals due to its overwhelming amount of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations. The circus currently leases animals from Brett Carden and Carson & Barnes Circus, who also have questionable reputations when it comes to animal welfare. Mr. Carden’s elephants have been recorded showing excessive signs of stress, while one elephant’s back, left leg seemed to be injured as she kept all her weight shifted to the right. Carson & Barnes Circus has racked over 100 AWA violations for various reasons, including failure to provide veterinary care that led to the death of two hippos.

Please consider no longer allowing Jordan World Circus to perform at your arena unless it drops its animal acts. These animals belong in the wild, not in cages and crowded arenas suffering for human entertainment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: DirkJan Ranzijn

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5 Comments

  1. There is enough evidence to prove that this inhumane circus violates the animal welfare act and that the proof of abuse of these unfortunate creatures is proved? Brett Carden and Carson and barnes are as bad with over 100 violations. In the face of these and more can you honestly use this dreadful so called circus with a clear conscience? Are you happy to watch these sad, abused and beaten animals? All for the sake of money? Or are you ashamed, like any decent people? Think about it and do the right thing.

  2. Kathryn Irby says:

    Animals are NOT MEANT TO BE ABUSED NOR EXPLOITED FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER!!! ANIMAL WELFARE OVER PROFITS!!! SHUT DOWN THIS CIRCUS PERMANENTLY!!

  3. It’s disgusting that, despite knowing of the horrendous cruelty these animals suffer, Arabia Shrine is still going to host them, and, in doing so, will support, condone and promote ANIMAL CRUELTY.
    Anyone who still attends circuses that have animals has got their head stuck in the sand, and is still living in their own fantasy dark-age world. Time to wake up and start seeing circuses for what they really are – groups of people who EXPLOIT and TORTURE animals for “entertainment” and profit.

  4. It is long past time for humans to mistreat, torment and brutalize animals for “entertainment”. Let’s prove that we have indeed matured from the stone ages.

  5. Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    BARBARIC, GREED AND BRAINLESS and not able to think human?

    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.  

    LOTS OF PETITIONS SIGNED ALREADY!
    NOTHING HAPPENED!
    KICK ALL OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE OUT OF THEIR PROFESSION!

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