Boycott Circus Allowing Nosey the Elephant to Suffer

Nosey PETA

Target: Delbert Warren, President of Lawton Rangers Club

Goal: Cancel shows put on by a circus accused of neglecting and chaining up Nosey the elephant.

Nosey the elephant has been held captive and neglected for over 10 years, and is now scheduled to perform for Polack Bros Cirucs. Over the years, Nosey has allegedly not been given proper veterinary care and has been chained up so tightly that she could barely move.

These are not isolated events. Hugo Liebel, the man who has held Nosey captive, has been cited for nearly 200 violations under the Animal Welfare Act. In 2013 alone, he was charged with 33 violations. In addition, Nosey has recently had trouble walking and seems to be suffering from what many believe to be arthritis. Not only is she in pain, but arthritis in elephants can lead to death.

Polack Bros Circus is traveling to Lawton, Oklahoma to hold a few shows. The circus is being hosted by the Lawton Rangers Club. After learning of the atrocities that go on within this circus, many other hosts have decided to cancel the circus’ appearance. Sign this petition and tell the Lawton Rangers Club that no animal deserves a life like this and to cancel their plans with the Polack Bros Circus.


Dear Mr. Delbert Warren,

Your club will soon be hosting the Polack Bros Circus for a few nights this month. The Polack Bros Circus currently holds an elephant named Nosey. Nosey has been tied up so tightly that she could not move and has allegedly not been given proper veterinary care. Hugo Liebel, the man who has held her captive for years, has been cited with almost 200 violations under the Animal Welfare Act.

It is clear that even now Nosey is not given the treatment she deserves. Recently, she has had trouble walking and it seems that she has arthritis. Not only is arthritis painful, but arthritis in elephants can lead to death.

Upon hearing of the ill treatment of Nosey, other hosts have canceled their plans with the circus, including Washington and Lee University in Virginia. We’re hoping that now that you are aware of the atrocities that happen behind the scenes, you will stand up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Please consider canceling your plans with Polack Bros Circus.


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Photo credit: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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  1. All circuses that force animals to perform should be boycotted. Anyone who pays a single penny to watch a helpless, frightened animal forced to perform for human entertainment is part of the problem. Animal performers are not necessary for a circus to put on a good show. Ever hear of Cirque du Soleil? This horrific cruelty MUST STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. It sounds to me like the local law enforcement in the towns where this circus stops just don’t want to get involved in a legal fight with the circus owners. Where does the circus generally stay when its not on the road?
    That is where you need to start to get something done for this elephant its needs to be turned over to a sanctuary pronto.

  3. Viviane Lavallee says:

    PLEASE STOP STOP STOP !!!! How much more does Nosey has to go through???? Release him now

  4. Let’s place the needs of Nosey first & foremost at the top of the agenda — the happiness, health & comfort of Nosey should be a priority — transfer her to a Sanctuary to get the care she so desperately needs.

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