Praise Ban on Using Cruel Bullhooks on Elephants

Target: Bruce Kraus, President of Pittsburg City Council

Goal: Praise Pittsburgh for banning bullhooks, cruel and painful training tools used on elephants.

Bullhooks are long sticks with metal pokers at the end that are commonly used on elephants in the entertainment industry. They are typically used as a training tool to inflict fear and pain to force elephants to perform tricks.

Thankfully, the public is becoming more and more aware of how cruel bullhooks are and the horrors elephants trapped in the entertainment industry face. Due to this, many places are banning bullhooks including California, Rhode Island, and Austin, Texas. Thankfully, Pittsburgh is joining these places in the fight against these barbaric tools.

Sign this petition to praise Pittsburgh for banning bullhooks.


Dear Mr. Kraus,

It recently came to my attention that Pittsburgh’s city council decided to ban bullhooks. I was ecstatic to hear this news.

As you are aware, bullhooks are common training tools that use pain to coerce elephants into performing tricks. It is heartwarming to see people taking a stand and protecting those who cannot speak for themselves.

Thank you taking the well-being of these animals seriously and banning bullhooks in Pittsburgh. Now, your city joins many others in the fight against bullhooks. Hopefully, more cities will be inspired by your initiatives and follow in your footsteps.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Dear Mr. Kraus,
    Thank you for helping protect the elephants! There should be more kind-hearted people like you in this cruel world!

  2. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Thank you sincerely for taking this stance! God bless!
    “Ye must not only have kind and merciful feelings for mankind, but ye should also exercise the utmost kindness towards every living creature.
    The physical sensibilities and instincts are common to animal and man.
    Man is, however, negligent of this reality and imagines that sensibility is peculiar to mankind, therefore he practices cruelty to the animal…..
    In reality what difference is there in physical sensations! Sensibility is the same whether you harm man or animal: there is no difference. Nay, rather, cruelty to the animal is more painful because man has a tongue and he sighs, complains and groans when he receives an injury and complains to the government and the government protects him from cruelty; but the poor animal cannot speak, it can neither show its suffering nor is it able to appeal to the government.
    If it is harmed a thousand times by man it is not able to defend itself in words nor can it seek justice or retaliate…..
    Therefore one must be very considerate towards animals and show greater kindness to them than to man…. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent; unquestionably one must be more kind and merciful to the innocent”. Baha’i Faith Writings

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