Don’t Host Circus That Uses Barbaric Animal Stunts

Target: Joel Langlois, President of the DeltaPlex

Goal: Cancel booking for circus that still uses wild animals as entertainment.

The general public is becoming increasingly aware of the cruelty involved in circuses that use live animals, causing a growing number of people to boycott these types of circuses. Seemingly oblivious to this fact, the Jordan World Circus continues using elephants, tigers, and other animals in its show night after night, year after year. These wild animals are forced to perform completely unnatural stunts, like jumping through flaming hoops and doing headstands. To make matters worse, a PETA report alleges that Jordan World Circus was cited by the USDA numerous times for failing to provide adequate veterinary care for sick and injured animals. Currently, this circus is no longer licensed by the USDA and leases animals from outside companies, making them immune to direct citations under their own name. That is precisely why it’s more important than ever to put pressure on them to stop using wild animals in their shows.

Jordan World Circus is currently on a national tour and will be spending four nights at the DeltaPlex arena in Grand Rapids, MI. Tell the president of the DeltaPlex to take a stand against animal cruelty by urging him to cancel the circus’s booking at his venue.


Dear Mr. Langlois,

I do not support the DeltaPlex’s decision to host the Jordan World Circus because I do not support animal cruelty. These types of circuses exploit wild animals for profit at the expense of the animals’ well-being. No animal should be denied their natural behaviors and habitat for the sake of human entertainment. That is why I must urge you to cut business ties with this circus as long as it continues to include animals in its show.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

  2. Totally agree. People need to look outside the box, you can’t pick and choose what’s cruel. Suffering is suffering, whether a dog,cat or cow or sheep. Anything with a face is capable of suffering.

  3. Circuses just need to be banned and outlawed. People need to stop attending them and supporting the cruelty and suffering of innocent animals.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

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  5. If stupid morons didn’t ATTEND circuses with animals, there wouldn’t BE any left by now. The public is the worst perpetrator of all.

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