Urge Circus World to End Cruel Elephant Exhibits!

Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin, hosts archaic elephant acts and rides. Join PETA in urging the Circus World Museum Foundation's board of directors to make the compassionate decision to end these cruel acts and rides!

Circus World is hosting notorious exhibitor Carson & Barnes Circus, whose appalling history of abusing elephants and endangering the public spans decades. Indeed, it was Carson & Barnes that supplied the elephants who escaped and ran amok for nearly an hour at the Moolah Shrine Circus in Missouri in March 2014, for which the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently filed a formal complaint and Carson & Barnes is now facing charges. Shortly after that incident, the USDA cited Carson & Barnes for endangering the public at the Jaffa Shrine Circus in Pennsylvania, for which the exhibitor also now faces charges. While at Circus World in August 2013, Carson & Barnes was cited for failing to show that it had given veterinary care to Nina, an elephant who was carted to Circus World for performances and rides. She was so thin that her hip bones and shoulder blades were visible. In a recent 2015 inspection report, it was noted that Nina's weight has been rapidly declining for more than a year and that she had lost a shocking 500 pounds over just several months. Nina died in May. And Carson & Barnes' head elephant trainer, Tim Frisco, was caught on video viciously attacking screaming elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods. Frisco can be heard instructing others to sink the bullhook into the animals' flesh and twist it until they scream in pain.

Speak up for elephants now by urging the Circus World Museum Foundation's board of directors to listen to the modern audience and end the cruel and archaic elephant acts at Circus World!


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