People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote and will deliver this petition.
Petition Due Date:
July 22, 2010
348 days left
About this Petition:
In 2009, PETA went undercover at “the saddest show on Earth”—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus—and captured Ringling workers on video as they beat and whipped elephants dozens of times in venues across the country.
The 11 elephants used in the show suffer month after month at the hands of Ringling and its crew. PETA documented that workers were striking … (read more)
The 11 elephants used in the show suffer month after month at the hands of Ringling and its crew. PETA documented that workers were striking elephants and tigers on the head, face, ears, trunk, legs, and other parts of their bodies with bullhooks and other abusive handling tools. The unit’s animal superintendant and head elephant trainer were among those who used bullhooks—sharp, fireplace poker–like devices—to hook and yank elephants by their sensitive skin, as can be seen in PETA’s undercover video from the investigation at www.RinglingBeatsAnimals.com .
Join us in calling on Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack and urging the USDA to seize the elephants Ringling hauls around the country in filthy boxcars and forces to perform under the constant threat of punishment.
And please remember, if you attend a Ringling circus―or any circus that uses animals―you are supporting this suffering. Please, stay away from circuses that use animals. (show less)
The Desired Outcome of this Petition:
To have the USDA immediately seize Ringling’s elephants and work with PETA to place them in a reputable sanctuary.