Sign Here to Stop Circus Cruelty!


In their native homelands, the animals you see in circuses are free to walk and run, choose lifetime companions, and raise their families. Tragically, these animals are held captive by circuses such as Ringling Bros. and are forced to perform confusing acts night after night for 48 to 50 weeks every year. In order to get these animals to perform stressful acts, Ringling trainers use whips, sticks, and bullhooks with metal tips that are jabbed into elephants’ sensitive skin on their thighs and behind their ears. Between acts, elephants are kept chained up like bicycles or confined to cramped pens, and tigers are stored in cages that are barely even large enough for them to turn around.

Please help put an end to circus cruelty. Add your name to the petition urging Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus to end the cruel confinement and beatings of captive elephants and other animals by immediately retiring them to accredited sanctuaries.

Sign This Petition

Full Petition Text: 

I, the undersigned, hereby request that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus immediately retire its elephants and other animals to accredited sanctuaries. More progressive circuses like Cirque du Soleil dazzle their audiences solely with skilled human performers rather than miserable captive animals. Please stop the tragic exploitation of these magnificent animals.

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