USA: In 2018; Bears, Elephants and the Circus Just Dont Mix. Take Action to Stop It.

The Yaarab Shriners are planning to bring a cruel and dangerous elephant and bear show to Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Georgia.

The elephant exhibitor for the circus has a history of failing to meet animal-welfare regulations and of endangering the public, and an expert who observed the bears at another Shrine circus reported that they suffered from ongoing physical and psychological trauma.

Please use the link below to tell the Shriners and the venue to cancel the animal acts.

        http://peta.vg/27u8

 

Shrine circuses should be fun for everyone, right? Well, they’re not fun for the suffering elephant coerced into performing confusing and difficult tricks or the muzzled bear forced to ride a bicycle … yet that’s on the schedule for the Yaarab Shrine Circus performances at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Georgia.

The elephant exhibitor for the circus, Tarzan Zerbini Circus, has a history of animal-welfare citations and endangering the public. Animals used by the circus have seriously injured children, and an elephant even killed a trainer following a performance.

Then there’s Castle’s Bears—a company that forces bears to perform demeaning and possibly painful tricks. A video surfaced last year showing one of the bears urinating in apparent distress when being pulled by a leash and forced to walk on his or her front legs.

Tell the Yaarab Shriners and Jim Miller Park to drop the animal acts!

Bears and Elephants Don’t Want to Perform for the Yaarab Shrine Circus

This month, the Yaarab Shrine Circus will perform at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Georgia. The problem? It’s planning to force muzzled bears and suffering elephants to perform confusing and difficult tricks.

The bears are provided by Castle’s Bears, a company that dresses them in ridiculous costumes, muzzles them, yanks them around on leashes, and forces them to do demeaning and possibly painful stunts. In a recent report, an expert who observed Castle’s Bears noted that the animals were managed through “fear, coercion, and punishment,” weren’t provided with proper care, and suffered from ongoing physical and psychological trauma.

As if that weren’t reason enough to drop the animal acts, Tarzan Zerbini Circus—the elephant exhibitor for this circus—has been cited for violating federal animal-welfare regulations, including by failing to provide animals with the minimum required space. Animals used by the circus have seriously injured children, and an elephant trainer was trampled to death by one of the elephants following performances at a Shrine circus.

Please tell the Yaarab Shriners and Jim Miller Park to ensure that the performances go forward without animals.

https://support.peta.org/page/5292/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0518::ent::PETA::E-Mail::Yaarab%20Shrine%20Circus%20Suffering%20Elephants%20Muzzled%20Bears::::aa%20em&ea.url.id=77001&forwarded=true

 

One Response

  1. Sick! Cut it out.

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