Target: Dustin Christensen, Public Facilities District Board President
Goal: Stop the Town Toyota Center from hosting cruel animal shows.
Despite knowing of Jordan World Circus’ questionable reputation, the Town Toyota Center is planning on hosting the circus and its cruel animal acts. Over 600 venues now ban circuses that include animals, and it is time the Town Toyota Center also stop supporting this cruelty.
Jordan World Circus no longer holds a license to show animals due to the countless violations it has made against the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The show currently leases animals from other exhibitors including Brett Carden and Carson & Barnes Circus who also have violations against the AWA. Carson & Barnes Circus has over 100 violations against the AWA and Carden’s trainers have been caught on tape prodding elephants with bullhooks. Animals trapped in captivity face a variety of mental and physical health problems and these problems become even more detrimental when the animals are put through a grueling training process and forced to perform in front of large, loud crowds.
Sign this petition and demand the Town Toyota Center ban animal acts. These animals belong in the wild, not in cages to be carted around for performances.
Dear Mr. Christensen,
The Town Toyota Center plans on hosting Jordan World Circus despite its questionable history in regards to animal welfare. The circus has made so many violations against the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) that it no longer has a license to show animals. It is time to stop supporting this cruelty.
Since Jordan World Circus lost its license to exhibit animals, it currently leases animals from exhibitors Brett Carden and Carson & Barnes Circus, who have also been known to treat their animals poorly. One of Brett Carden’s trainers was taped prodding an elephant with a bullhook while other elephants displayed multiple stress signs. Carson & Barnes Circus has accumulated over 100 AWA violations throughout the years including failure to provide veterinary care when the animals needed it most.
Animals in captivity face a variety and mental and physical health problems and these problems only get worse when the animals are put through a painful training process, carted around in small cages, and forced to perform in front of large, loud crowds. Over 600 other venues have already taken a stand against this cruelty and your support in the fight would mean so much to the imprisoned animals forced out of the life nature intended. Please consider no longer allowing animal acts to perform at your venue.
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