Save Suffering Elephant in Florida

Target: UniverSoul CEO Cedric Walker

Goal: Remove elephant from the care of abusive owner, and cancel the elephant’s upcoming performances

Nosey the elephant has endured decades of neglect and abuse because of Hugo “Tommy” Liebel. The animal exhibitor is currently facing over 30 formal charges for violating the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and the majority of them are involving Nosey. This man should not be allowed to profit from neglecting and abusing animals.

Some of Liebel’s violations include chaining Nosey so tightly that she couldn’t move, denying her necessary medical care, and allowing her to have unsupervised contact with the public. These are just a few of the many violations he has accumulated in the past 20 years. If he can continually neglect an elephant in the spotlight, then he certainly can cause harm to other animals. Nosey is suffering and this man doesn’t show any signs of ever improving her well-being.

UniverSoul Circus is planning to team up with Liebel to exhibit Nosey in a few upcoming Florida performances. With her health declining and her owner facing massive violations from the AWA, UniverSoul should do the right thing and cancel her upcoming appearances. This will send the message that what Liebel is doing is wrong and that Nosey deserves to have better care. He has gotten away with abusing her for too long. Sign the petition below to ask UniverSoul to cancel Nosey’s performances.


Dear Mr. Walker,

Nosey the elephant is a beautiful creature who is in the care of an evil man. Hugo Liebel has over 30 outstanding violations from the Animal Welfare Act, and he shows no remorse for what he has done. He has been neglecting Nosey for over 20 years now and she is suffering because of this.

Some of the charges Liebel is facing include chaining Nosey so tightly that she couldn’t move, denying her necessary medical care and allowing her to have unsupervised contact with the public. It is shocking that people are willingly paying this man to treat Nosey like this. He shows no signs of changing or treating Nosey better, and it’s time he is punished for that.

I ask  you to please cancel Nosey’s upcoming appearances. Liebel needs a significant wake up call to tell him that he can’t get away with this anymore. Nosey deserves to be in the care of loving owners and Liebel needs to settle his violations and never be put in charge of an animal ever again.


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