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TAKE URGENT ACTION AGAINST KANGAROO-HUMAN BOXING MATCHES IN INDIANA & MISSISSIPPI BEING HELD RIGHT N
1 year ago

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED! TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF KANGAROO-HUMAN BOXING MATCHES SPONSORED BY THE NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL GUARD! THE NATIONAL GUARD IN COLUMBUS, INDIANA  WILL HOST THE SAME EVENT IN A MATTER OF DAYS!!! THE STAR FAMILY CIRCUS HAS ALREADY BEEN CITED NUMEROUS TIMES FOR ABUSES INVOLVING KANGAROOS KEPT FOR THIS SPECTACLE. MOREOVER, ANIMAL FIGHTING IS ILLEGAL IN MISSISSIPPI. WE MUST ACT NOW! PLEASE SIGN, SHARE AND FORWARD TO ALL! I WILL CONTACT THE PETITION AUTHOR AND TRY TO FORWARD THIS TO PETA AND OTHER WELFARE GROUPS ASAP! IF ANYONE CAN LOCATE THE EMAIL CONTACTS FOR THE COLUMBUS, INDIANA AND NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL GUARDS AND CITY COUNCILS, PLEASE POST THEM IN COMMENTS SO WE CAN MOBILIZE AND BOMBARD THEM WITH EMAILS! JUST LOOK AT THE POOR CREATURE IN THIS PHOTO!!! DOES IT LOOK HAPPY?????? TY! MICHELLE


 
URGENT! SIGN & SHARE! STOP KANGAROO BOXING MATCHES! Demand Mississippi & Indiana National Guards Ban Horrific Kangaroo Boxing Ev
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Kangaroo Bxing Matches, Star Family Circus, Act Now To Halt Indiana and Mississippi )
  Michelle - 20 seconds ago - thepetitionsite.com
URGENT! Jan. 19-20 the Columbus National Guard in Columbus Indiana plans to host a kangaroo vs. human boxing match as part of the Stardust/Star Family Circus. Jan. 18-21 The Natchez National guard in Natchez Mississippi with be doing the same. SIGN NOW!

From the petition author:

Target: Maj.Gen. Martin Umbarger Ltc. Cathy Van Bree, officer of public affairs and Staff Sgt. Les Newport, public affairs and media relations NCO, Gov. Mike Pence, Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard Armory, Gov. Phi
Sponsored by: Livja Sorenson
On Jan. 19th-20th the Columbus National Guard in Columbus Indiana is planning to host a kangaroo vs human boxing match. As part of the Stardust circus aka Star family circus. On Jan. 18th-21st The Natchez National guard in Natchez Mississippi with be doing the same. We demand that they follow the lead of Arkansas National Guard, which called off another circus's performances in four cities after learning of its appalling record of animal care.

Forcing kangaroos to box with humans is stressful to the naturally gentle animals, kangaroos kept for such events have contracted illnesses and died, and that fighting animals is forbidden under Mississippi law, as is hosting such a fight.

Since 2005, Star Family Circus has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly two dozen Animal Welfare Act violations involving kangaroos, including failing to provide a kangaroo with adequate veterinary care and failing to house a kangaroo in a structurally sound facility that protects the animal from injury. Two kangaroos used by a different exhibitor for cruel boxing matches have died while touring—one kangaroo from complications of a deadly bacterial disease called "lumpy jaw," which can result from extreme crowding, poor hygiene and diet, and stressful conditions.

We demand that these events be cancelled. Outdated, illegal acts of animal cruelty IS NOT something the National guard should be involved with.

Thank you for your support in this important cause,

                                 Sincerely, Livja Sorenson

1 year ago

Can you give us the link please Michelle?

1 year ago

I signed the petition but saw from the petition originator that the boxing match had been cancelled.

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