Demand Venue Stop Supporting Cruel Circuses

Target: Howard Klug, Mayor of Williston, North Dakota

Goal: Stop the Raymond Family Community Center from hosting cruel animal shows.

Although there has been a recent negative shift in people’s opinions toward circuses that use animals, the Raymond Family Community Center has plans to host the Jordan World Circus which is notorious for its alleged animal abuse and neglect. It is time to stop supporting this cruelty.

Animals forced to perform in circuses face a variety of hardships daily. They often show signs of mental problems and excessive stress. Their physical health also seems to decline faster than that of their wild counterparts. Animals used in circuses are typically forced to undergo a painful and terrifying training process that leaves them submissive.

Because Jordan World Circus lost its license to exhibit animals due to its countless Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations, it now leases animals from exhibitors Brett Carden and Carson & Barnes Circus. Carson & Barnes Circus has over 100 violations against the AWA while Mr. Carden’s elephants have shown clear stress indicators; one elephant even appeared to be too injured to put pressure on one of her back legs.

These animals belong in the wild, not in cages and crowded arenas. Sign this petition and demand the Raymond Family Community Center stop supporting such a cruel form of entertainment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Klug,

The Raymond Family Community Center currently has plans to host the Jordan World Circus, which is notorious for its alleged animal abuse and neglect. It is time to stop supporting such a cruel form of entertainment.

Animals used in circuses are typically subjected to a grueling, painful and terrifying training process. This brutal training and life in captivity are extremely detrimental to the animals’ physical and mental health. Jordan World Circus lost its license to show animals due to its numerous Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations. Therefore, the circus leases animals from exhibitors Brett Carden and Carson & Barnes Circus. Carson & Barnes Circus has over 100 violations against the AWA while Mr. Carden’s elephants have reportedly shown clear signs of stress and apparently untreated injuries.

Please consider canceling your plans with Jordan World Circus and no longer allowing animal shows at your venue. These animals belong in the wild, not in cages and crowded arenas.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: DirkJan Ranzijn

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One Comment

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN THAT ANIMAL EXPLOITATION IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT! There are plenty of people (who possess a free will) who can perform in circuses. LEAVE THE POOR ANIMALS OUT OF IT….THEY DON’T HAVE A CHOICE IN ANY OF THIS ridiculous “entertainment”.

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