Don’t Host Circus That Allegedly Beats and Starves Animals

Target: Dennis Mock, Mayor of Dalton, Georgia

Goal: Cancel plans with Garden Bros. Circus due to its alleged animal abuse.

Garden Bros. Circus has a suspicious history of alleged abuse and neglect towards its animals. The circus is currently touring the U.S., and one of its next stops is the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center. It is time to stop supporting this cruel form of entertainment.

According to a whistle-blower, the manager of Garden Bros. Circus, Zachary Garden, beats his animals, withholds food from them and denies them veterinary care. The informant also claimed that Mr. Garden once hit a zebra so hard he fell to his knees and then the ground.

The elephants currently traveling with Garden Bros. Circus were provided by Carson & Barnes Circus, which also has a questionable past. The head trainer was caught on camera beating and shocking his elephants while they screamed in pain.

Sign this petition and demand that Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center cancel its plans with Garden Bros. Circus. No animal should be abused and neglected for human entertainment.


Dear Mayor Mock,

The Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center is planning on hosting Garden Bros. Circus despite its suspicious past of allegedly abusing and neglecting its animals. It is time to stop supporting this cruel industry and cancel plans with this circus.

According to an informant, the manager of Garden Bros. Circus, Zachary Garden, often beats his animals, withholds food from them and denies them veterinary care. In addition, Mr. Garden allegedly hit a zebra with a long stick that had a blunt, metal end. The impact was so hard that the animal fell to the ground.

Please consider canceling your plans with Garden Bros. Circus. Animals are not objects and need to stop being treated as such. No animal should suffer for human entertainment.


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  1. All circuses need to be shutdown and banned worldwide! Animals should never be used for entertainment purposes. These are wild animals, leave them alone.

  2. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗😠

  3. Annica Eriksson says:

    This horrifying animal abuse has to stop NOW!!

  4. Janet Rogers says:

    I mean really, what the hell is wrong with people. Could it possibly be true that a grown adult is really oblivious to how these animals are really treated in any organization that uses them for profit in any way. I just shake my head that people find it entertaining and wow, it’s really for a good cause. All those donations are a right off for the freaking circus owners. It’s all about money and people need to wake up. Sadly, I find most of the people that support these types of businesses are far to absorbed in their ignorant self serving, hedonistic lifestyles to see much outside of their sad circle of fear and anger.

  5. Shut down and ban circuses. Sanctuaries for animals with military protection !!!!

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