http://www.thepetitionsite.com/749/337/172/demand-that-the-mississippi-indiana-natl-guards-cancel-illegal-kangaroo-boxing-matches/ We only have a few days to collect signatures. A strong showing opposing this will show that it is not acceptable. Please sign and share far, wide and fast. Thank you very much.
All done, signed and put out on the C2NN news and shared on my pages. Keep pushing guys I thank you all.
signed, thnx for posting.
noted, tweeted, signed, tweeted and shared. Passed petition on to friends. Thanks again, James, and thanks Livja for posting.
signed, thank you Livia
Signed, thank you Livia.
Contact information, please email and call tomorrow if you are able to. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205
twitter @philBryantMS State of Mississippi National guard (601)445-8381 329 Liberty rd.
Circus Holding Event Has Abysmal History of Animal Welfare Violations
For Immediate Release:
January 16, 2013
David Perle 202-483-7382
Columbus, Ind. -- Today, PETA lodged an urgent complaint with Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard Armory, urging him to forbid a boxing match between a human and a kangaroo put on by the Stardust Circus, which is scheduled to perform at the National Guard Armory in Columbus on January 19 and 20. In the complaint, PETA points out that forcing kangaroos to box with humans is stressful to the naturally gentle animals, that kangaroos kept for such events have contracted illnesses and died, and that a Columbus city ordinance prohibits "combat between animals or between animals and humans." PETA also asks Umbarger to follow the lead of the Arkansas National Guard, which called off another circus's performances in four cities after learning of its appalling record of animal abuse.
"Forcing kangaroos to box should have gone out with the cruel carnivals and 'freak shows' of the early 20th century," says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders. "Terrorizing a kangaroo is obviously cruel—and in Columbus, it also appears to be illegal."
Since 2005, Star Family Circus, which puts on Stardust Circus, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly two dozen Animal Welfare Act violations, including some involving kangaroos, such as 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 from complications of a deadly bacterial disease called "lumpy jaw," which can result from extreme crowding, poor hygiene and diet, and stressful conditions.
It's hard to believe that anyone would force kangaroo to box! Well-written petition Livja. Signed.
Thank you all very much. Columbus Indiana has CANCELLED the event. Still working on Mississippi. I emailed and called all contacts this morning with just over 1000 signatures. All collected in less than 18 hours. Will do the same tomorrow morning for the Mississippi contacts. Looks like I will have an additional 2000 signatures. That will help send a strong force to them. Thank you and great job everyone.
Thank you, Livia!
Already signed and bravo, Livja!!!