Stop the Exploitation of Nosey the Elephant

Target: Kelli Carpenter-Crawford, Interim Chairperson of Farmington Community Arts Council

Goal: Cancel plans with the Great American Family Circus unless it agrees to perform without its animals.

The Farmington Strawberry Festival in Iowa has plans to host the Great American Family Circus, which is currently working with the notorious alleged animal abuser Hugo Liebel. Mr. Liebel owns Nosey the elephant, who has been suffering in captivity for over 10 years. No animal should suffer for human entertainment.

Mr. Liebel has racked up almost 200 violations against the Animal Welfare Act, including, but not limited to, denying proper veterinary care when needed, not providing adequate shelter in sweltering heat, and for chaining Nosey so tightly she could barely move. Current video footage shows that Nosey is having difficulty walking, which many believe is due to arthritis from living on concrete. Not only is arthritis painful, but it can be deadly in elephants.

According to an elephant expert, Nosey’s situation is one of “the worst, most prolonged, documented example[s] of an uncorrected case of suffering and abuse in an elephant.” Sign this petition and demand the Farmington Strawberry Festival cancel its plans with the Great American Family Circus unless they perform without animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Carpenter-Crawford,

The Farmington Strawberry Festival has plans to host the Great American Family Circus and is currently working with notorious alleged animal abuser Hugo Liebel. Mr. Liebel owns Nosey the elephant, who has been suffering in captivity for far too long. It is time to stop supporting this cruel form of entertainment.

Over the years, Mr. Liebel has racked nearly 200 violations against the Animal Welfare Act, including, but not limited to, not providing adequate veterinary care or shelter, and for chaining Nosey so tightly she could barely take a single step. Current footage shows that Nosey has trouble trouble walking and seems to be in pain. Many believe this is due to living on concrete, which causes arthritis.

Please consider canceling your plans with the Great American Family Circus unless it agrees to perform without its animals. Nosey has been exploited for over 10 years and it is time to stop supporting this cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Easwaran Chand

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14 Comments

  1. It’s unconscionable that the Farmington Strawberry Festival is planning to host this horribly cruel circus.
    After ringing up almost 200 violations of the Animals Welfare Act, why is this circus still in possession of any animals? Why have they not been shut down?
    The terrible sufferings of this poor elephant Nosey are widely known. How is it possible that this sadistic lowlife Mr. Liebel is allowed to continue abusing her? It’s shocking. I hope someone will soon just go and rescue the poor creature.

  2. FREE NOSEY FROM THE ABUSE TO A GREAT SANCTAURY.

  3. NOSEY NEEDS RTO BE RETIRED TO A GOOD SANCTUARY NOW! CHARGE OWNER FOR ABUSE! SHOULD BE IN JAIL!

  4. Kathryn Irby says:

    REMOVE NOSEY THE ELEPHANT FROM HIS ABUSER, HUGO LIEBEL, WHO HAS OWNED AND IMPRISONED THIS ANIMAL FOR MORE THAN 10 LONG YEARS–NOW!!! IT IS LONG PAST TIME TO PLACE THIS INNOCENT ANIMAL INTO A SANCTUARY, AWAY FROM HIS THUG ABUSER!!!

  5. Can’t believe nosey is still captive, been trying to get her release for awhile now.. How come people go batshit crazy and need committed another person can take over their best interest but not that way with animals especially ones such as this..

  6. Caryl Sawyer says:

    Last year, I called my congressman about Nosey. My concerns were passed along to USDA. I received a phone call from a very polite man, who assured me Nosey was in excellent health, in spite of the 100 plus violations by the USDA itself.

    We chatted, him getting paid tax payer $$$ and me being the taxpayer. It turns out this nice man is retired from one federal job and is now working for a second federal agency. We are all so screwed!

  7. Jacqui Skill says:

    I can’t believe Nosey s still being exploited year after year for this long ..it is absolutely barbaric and insane !

  8. I have been signing petitions for Years for this poor elephant. There has been citations in the 100’s about and on this guy and yet This Abuse Continues. What is wrong with the Animal laws? Pathetic and apathetic!!!

  9. The exploitation of animals is just plain sickening. Im sorry for this but I wish upon these slave masters the shortest of lives. The world will be a better place when people that treat animals with disregard are gone.

  10. Jaime Perez says:

    I can’t believe Nosey is still in the clutches of that bastard Leibel. With 200 violations racked up, why hasn’t she been taken away from him?? Whose pocket is his hand in? Someone ought to just shoot him.

  11. Correction: The Liebel family has been exploiting Nosey (a.k.a. Dumbo, Peanut, as well as a few other names) for over 30 years, not 10.

  12. Richard Hofman Richard Hofman says:

    A shit people are doing a shit things!
    Replacing African human slaves for the African animal’s slaves it’s what is happening just now in the USA…

  13. FREE ALL ANIMALS FROM CIRCUS AND STRONGER BOYCOTT IT
    IF YOU LOVE ALL ANIMALS, GO VEGAN

  14. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

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