Joined March 27, 2012
1 year, 2 months agohr3359teapa's comment on:
Let's hope that the use of animals in circuses and traveling shows is something that does "vanish."
The abuse, exploitation and cruelty animals suffer in circuses and traveling shows are horrific and heartbreaking. If you respect animals and care about their welfare, please do not attend circuses that employ animals or promote this despicable business. For the few minutes you see them “performing” they suffer a lifetime of inhumane confinement, abuse and cruelty. Visit Break The Chain http://breakthechainus.com/ to learn more about the campaign to bring an end to circus animal suffering in the USA, and how you can support The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359, a bill that is extremely vital to the lives of these animals.
Carson & Barnes Circus has failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals used in exhibition as established in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Carson & Barnes Circus numerous times for failure to provide veterinary care and minimum space, for failure to provide shelter from the elements, for failure to maintain transport trailers, for inadequate ventilation, for unsound fencing that failed to protect spectators and animals, for rusty animal cages, for giving animals unclean water, and for failure to keep animal care records. The Carson & Barnes Circus animal care director was videotaped viciously attacking elephants with a bullhook, shocking elephants with an electric prod, and instructing trainers to embed sharp, metal hooks into the elephants’ flesh until the elephants screamed in pain. http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/Car...