“Animals aren’t actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human “entertainment.” Many of these animals even pay with their lives.”
Warning the following video is hard to watch, it turns my stomach and I can’t watch it all. Elephants must be gentle creatures as they seem rarely to defend themselves or attack when being subjected to such treatment. Or maybe it is because they know that doing so will bring about even harsher abuse.
The video below shows the head trainer of Carson & Barnes’ viciously attacking elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods as they scream in pain.
“This video shows behind-the-scenes elephant training, bears pacing and bouncing abnormally in cages, and tigers inside cramped, barren prisons in Carson & Barnes Circus.”
The manager of Garden Bros regularly beats the animals, he withholds food from them and denies them veterinary treatment.
Please send a message to ask venues still planning to host this cruel circus to consider these facts carefully and at least require that scheduled performances go forward without animals.
Tell Venues That Garden Bros. Circus Needs to Drop Its Cruel Animal Acts!
“Garden Bros. Circus, along with its elephant act provided by Carson & Barnes Circus, is on tour in the South, and we need your help to let the venues planning to host it know about its decades-long history of abusing animals.
Carson & Barnes’ head trainer was caught on video viciously attacking elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods as they screamed in pain.”
Please read more and send the message. There is a template letter which you can edit to include your own words but if this is not possible for some reason please just send it as it is, but please send the message and share .
http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/garden-bros-circus-cruel-animal-acts/?utm_campaign=022417%20peta%20e-news&utm_source=peta%20e-mail&utm_medium=peta%20e-news – there is more action further down that you can take to help animals in circuses.
I cannot understand why there appears to be no laws to stop such abuse happening when clearly there is proof that these animals and others are mistreated. Here in the UK the RSPCA would I am sure take action and prosecute the circus and have the animals removed. It sickens me that such evil people get away with such vile abuse and so little can be done to stop it.
Recently Romania has banned wild animals in circuses and joins 19 other EU member states which have fully or partially banned the use of wild animals in shows.
Year of Liberation Continues as Romanian Capital Bans Wild-Animal Acts
You can take further action to help circus animals by clicking the button at the bottom of the webpage above or by clicking the following link:
Urge UniverSoul Circus to End All Cruel Animal Acts
It is time the USA and indeed other countries, including the UK, BANNED performing animals in circuses.
These 17 Countries That Have Banned Wild-Animal Circuses Are Making the UK Look Really Bad
Tory MP delays bill to ban use of wild animals in circus shows