Stop Hosting Cruel and Abusive Animal Acts

Target: Robert Pratt, Chaplain of Sesostris Shrine

Goal: Stop Sesostris Shrine from hosting shows that use animal acts.

Recently, the Sesostris Shrine hosted the James Cristy Cole Circus, which featured a bear act from Castle’s Bears. These terrified bears were forced into a crowded, loud arena to perform tacky tricks and it is time to stop supporting this cruel form of entertainment.

Bears in captivity face a variety of mental and physical difficulties. However, bears used in circuses face even more problems. Typical training tactics for bears include chaining them and beating them into submission. One of the bears was so stressed during a show that she urinated on herself. When the bears are not being forced to perform, they are kept in small cages where they are denied everything natural to them.

Sign this petition to demand Sesostris Shrine no longer host shows that feature animal acts. Animals belong in the wild, not in cages and putting on shows for humans.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Pratt

Recently, the Sesostris Shrine hosted the James Cristy Cole Circus, which featured a bear show from Castle’s Bears. These terrified bears were forced into a crowded, loud arena to perform tacky tricks for an ignorant crowd. It is time to stop supporting such cruelty.

Bears used in circuses face a variety of mental and physical hardships. They are often chained and beaten into submission as forms of training. During a show, one of Castle’s Bears’ bears was so stressed she urinated on herself while performing a trick at a show. When the bears are not being forced to perform, they are often kept in small cages where they are denied everything natural to them. They are unable to swim, play, dig, roam or climb which is all they truly want.

Please consider no longer allowing animal acts at your venue. These animals belong in the wild, not in cages and crowded arenas for a few moments of entertainment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: N_Steffens

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9 Comments

  1. This is horrific. These bears should be treated as living, breathing creatures. They are not for our amusement. Please stop this circus from abusing these precious bears.

  2. tera tukey says:

    I can’t wait to hear all these circus animals gain their strength and attack their owners…only then these horror treatments will stop….WHO CARES TO SEE BEARS/ANIMALS PERFORM…IT’S NOT CUTE BECAUSE ONE KNOWS IT’S NOT NATURAL AND ONE KNOWS THE CRUEL/ABUSIVE TRAINING THESE POOR CREATURES ENDURE. RELEASE ALLL ANIMALS TO A SANCTUARY NOW LOW LIVE SCUMS OF THIS EARTH.

  3. Beth McCahren says:

    Flat out abuse!! Stop this heinous torture now!

  4. STOP!!! STOP!!!! STOP!!!This is horrible and violent….Most people do not want to see animals used and demoralized!!!!Stop please!!!

  5. Jacqui Skill says:

    STOP BEING IGNORANT AND CRUEL AND FIND YOUR HUMANITY!

  6. Rachael Markson says:

    Heartbreaking. Robert Pratt if you have a shred of a conscience you’ll stop this. Only ignorant people attend these abusive forms of sick entertainment. Please end this now.

  7. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Mr. Pratt – My husband is a Mason, and I am in White Shrine. In our 50’s, we are some of the youngest members of our groups. There are new ways of thinking about animals now. Perhaps if you embraced some of them, you could more easily replace the Shriners who are dying off.

  8. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠

  9. WILD ANIMALS SUFFER WELFARE ABUSE IN CRUEL WILDLIFE ATTRACTIONS. BEARS, HORSES, ELEPHANTS, TIGERS, AND THE OTHERS ARE TAKEN FROM THEIR MOTHERS WHEN YOUNG THEN ISOLATED, STARVED, AND BEATEN UNTIL THEIR SPIRITS ARE BROKEN.

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