From: Pramoda Chitrabhanu received from PETA
Please sign this this petition to stop elephant abuse.
Note: Ringling Brothers Circus just announced that in 2018 they will no longer use elephant acts in their circus. A lesson in the power of intention by speaking up for the animals.
Ask UniverSoul Circus to eliminate elephant acts.
Local law enforcement in Georgia has reportedly cited both UniverSoul Circus and Larry Carden, who provides the circus with elephants, for violating the provision of Atlanta’s cruelty-to-animals law that prohibits “abusive behavior towards an elephant.” Just days ago, a witness reported that a handler with the circus inserted a bullhook into an elephant’s mouth during a performance at Turner Field in Atlanta on February 14, 2015. Other witnesses reported that the incident began when an elephant named Bo missed a stunt in his circus routine and then appeared terrified to go backstage, remaining onstage for nearly an hour.
Bullhooks are sharp metal weapons that resemble a fireplace poker and are used to cause pain and instill fear in elephants. They’re the weapon of choice among elephant handlers in order to force these wondrous animals to perform unnatural and confusing tricks. This abuse cannot be tolerated and masked under the guise of “entertainment.”
Please join PETA in asking UniverSoul to make the long-overdue decision to eliminate cruel elephant acts from future performances!
Thanks for everything that you do to help animals!
Animals in Entertainment Campaign Coordinator
Captive Animal Law Enforcement
The PETA Foundation