Demand Church Cancel Plans with Cruel Circus

Target: Reverend Alexander Masluk, Pastor of Saint Martha Church

Target: Reverend Alexander Masluk, Pastor of Saint Martha Church

Goal: Stop Saint Martha Church from hosting the Zerbini Family Circus.

Saint Martha Church in Philadelphia has plans to host the Zerbini Family Circus despite accusations of wrongdoing. It is time to stop supporting the circus and exploiting these wild animals for profit.

The Zerbini Family Circus has a long list of alleged Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations. This includes alleged citations for not providing shade for animals in the open sun, transporting wild animals without proper documentation, housing animals in improper and dangerous shelter, and failing to properly control the insects which covered camels’ faces. In addition, the USDA licensee for the Zerbini Family Church has been cited for numerous violations including holding animals in too small of cages, failing to provide proper veterinary care, and not maintaining enclosures which led to the death of one lion, according to reports.

Sign this petition and demand Saint Martha Church cancel its plans with the Zerbini Family Circus.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Reverend Masluk,

Your church currently has plans to host the Zerbini Family Circus. The circus has allegedly racked up a rather extensive list of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations and it is time to stop exploiting these animals for profit.

The Zerbini Family Circus has been reportedly cited for numerous violations. This includes alleged citations for not providing relief from the blazing sun, transporting animals without proper documentation, housing animals in dangerous shelter, failing to provide proper veterinary care, holding animals in too small of cages, not maintaining enclosures which led to the death of a lion, and failing to properly control the insects which covered the camels’ faces.

Please consider canceling your plans with the Zerbini Family Circus. Animals in the entertainment industry are denied everything that is natural to them and face a variety of mental and physical hardships daily. These animals deserve so much more than to languish behind bars and be forced to perform ridiculous tricks.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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14 Comments

  1. This church is deliberately offending our Lord! This circus is abusive and neglects these animals. Circuses are being banned, NO ONE ENJOYS WATCHING ANIMALS PERFORM IN FEAR OF A BEATING!

  2. Linda Geeson says:

    A church. Perfect. What part of COMPASSION does a CHURCH not understand? Disgusting, stupid people. How about the church elders performing tricks for entertainment instead? What idiots.

  3. Write to the church and remind them of their commitment to caring for ALL God’s creatures … http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html – bring their attention to Section 11.

    • Vera, I agree. Signing a petition can only go so far. Taking the next step (s) require more effort but are proven to have a greater impact, the most influential way to communicate the need for change: face-to-face. Not practical to most of us. Next I recommend phone calls and hand written letters. Heidi

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