Target: Susan Bulling, Events Coordinator of Lancaster Event Center
Goal: Ban the James Cristy Cole Circus from using animal acts in its show.
The Lancaster Event Center is planning on hosting a circus put together by the James Cristy Cole Circus which has featured a cruel bear show during past performances. The bear show, which is produced by Castle’s Bears, puts terrified bears in crowded, loud arenas. It is time to stop supporting this cruelty.
Animals used in circuses are often subjected to cruel forms of training, including whipping, hitting and withholding food. Footage from a recent performance shows the bears being tethered, muzzled and prodded. One bear was reportedly so stressed and nervous that she urinated on herself.
Sign this petition and demand the Lancaster Event Center either cancel its plans with the circus or only allow them to perform without animal acts. These animals belong in the wild, not in cages and putting on shows for humans.
Dear Ms. Bulling,
The Lancaster Event Center is planning on hosting a circus put together by the James Cristy Cole Circus and Castle’s Bears. The show includes cruel bear performances. These animals belong in the wild, not in loud, crowded arenas.
Animals trapped in the entertainment industry are typically subjected to cruel training techniques. This includes, but is not limited to, chaining, whipping, hitting and withholding food. In addition, recent footage shows the bears being tethered, muzzled and prodded. One bear even urinated on herself, apparently due to her nerves and stress.
These animals experience fear and pain just like you and me. It is cruel to continue forcing these animals to perform ridiculous tricks for human entertainment. Please tell the James Cristy Cole Circus that it cannot perform unless it does so without its animal acts.
[Your Name Here]
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