Demand Temple Stop Using Animals in Circus

Target: Danny Huggins, Potentate of Yaarab Shrine

Goal: Remove animal acts from the Yaarab Shrine Circus.

Yaarab Shrine in Georgia is known for hosting the largest of all the Shrine circuses. Unfortunately, it still forces animals to perform. These animals belong in the wild, not in overcrowded arenas.

Animals used in the circus face a variety of mental and physical hardships. They are often taken away from their families in the wild, trapped in small cages for extended periods of time, and go through a grueling training process which typically involves abuse. Bullhooks, electric prods, and whips are common instruments used as painful training tools.

Sign this petition and demand the Yaarab Shrine Circus drop its animal acts. These animals should not be subjected to a miserable life just for the entertainment of humans.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Huggins,

Your temple annually hosts the largest of all the Shrine circuses. Shriners International claims to be dedicated to “compassion and service to others”; however, forcing animals to perform unnatural tricks in front of large, loud crowds is far from compassionate. It is time to drop the animal acts from your circus.

Animals trapped in the entertainment industry suffer from a variety of mental and physical issues. They are often stolen from the wild and taken away from their families, carted around and trapped in small cages for extended periods of time, and go through a grueling training process that often involves abuse and fear tactics.

These animals are denied everything natural to them all so they can perform meaningless and ridiculous tricks for humans. Please consider dropping animal acts from your circus. These animals deserve so much more than a life trapped in the circus.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: AlejandroLinaresGarcia

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3 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    STOP USING ANIMALS AT THE YAARAB SHRINE CIRCUS–NOW!!! ANIMALS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ENTERTAINERS, NOR ARE THEY MEANT TO BE PLACED ON EXHIBITION!!!

  2. The Shriner’s claims to be dedicated to “compassion and service to others” are a flimsy fraud. They cruelly abuse animals in order to help children? Pretty sick.

  3. Anne Moeller Anne Moeller says:

    Move all animals from this circus to RELIABLE sanctuaries and then let the Shriners do the tricks!

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