Stop the Exploitation of Nosey the Elephant

Target: Kelli Carpenter-Crawford, Interim Chairperson of Farmington Community Arts Council

Goal: Cancel plans with the Great American Family Circus unless it agrees to perform without animals.

The Farmington Strawberry Festival in Iowa has plans to host the Great American Family Circus, which is currently working with the notorious alleged animal abuser Hugo Liebel. Mr. Liebel owns Nosey the elephant, who has been suffering in captivity for over 10 years. No animal should suffer for human entertainment.

Mr. Liebel has racked up almost 200 violations against the Animal Welfare Act, including, but not limited to, denying proper veterinary care when needed, not providing adequate shelter in sweltering heat, and for chaining Nosey so tightly she could barely move. Current video footage shows that Nosey is having difficulty walking, which many believe is due to arthritis from living on concrete. Not only is arthritis painful, but it can be deadly in elephants.

According to an elephant expert, Nosey’s situation is one of “the worst, most prolonged, documented example[s] of an uncorrected case of suffering and abuse in an elephant.” Sign this petition and demand the Farmington Strawberry Festival cancel its plans with the Great American Family Circus unless they perform without animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Carpenter-Crawford,

The Farmington Strawberry Festival has plans to host the Great American Family Circus and is currently working with notorious alleged animal abuser Hugo Liebel. Mr. Liebel owns Nosey the elephant, who has been suffering in captivity for far too long. It is time to stop supporting this cruel form of entertainment.

Over the years, Mr. Liebel has racked nearly 200 violations against the Animal Welfare Act, including, but not limited to, not providing adequate veterinary care or shelter, and for chaining Nosey so tightly she could barely take a single step. Current footage shows that Nosey has trouble trouble walking and seems to be in pain. Many believe this is due to living on concrete, which causes arthritis.

Please consider canceling your plans with the Great American Family Circus unless it agrees to perform without its animals. Nosey has been exploited for over 10 years and it is time to stop supporting this cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Easwaran Chand

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8 Comments

  1. Carol Brandt says:

    Why are these perps allowed to continue torturing?

  2. Nooshin Perla says:

    EVIL STOP torturing these magnificent creatures!!! My God enough is enough. When are these no good people will learn to be a true human? Scary thought, probably never.

  3. KatWrangler says:

    W! T! F!
    We’ve been reading about and signing petitions to help Nosey, and bring that POS Hugo Liebel to justice for YEARS.

    How is this known animal abuser getting away with this? Who is he paying off? Someone HAS to know something to get this a-hole behind bars, and Nosey sent to a sanctuary.

    So – what’s the hold-up? There are some things that are not worth the money. Allowing animal abuse is one. DO THE RIGHT THING!

  4. Torah Wolf says:

    If you dont release this elephant..i will pray for god to take away everything you all love.

  5. kay allan says:

    WHY IS THIS ALLOWED TO CARRY ON, HE IS WELL KNOWN FOR CRUELTY, HE SHOULD BE TIED UP AND LEFT SOME WHERE, PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAUTIFUL CREATURE, THIS IS NO LIFE.

  6. Nancy Boyd says:

    Over 200 violations?????
    Why is this asshole still in “business”????

  7. This is horrible. Elephants being saved all over why not Nosey! This is awful! Arrest them and set the animals free. Free Nosey Now!

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