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Charge Ringling Bros. With Animal Cruelty (AGAIN!) ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, suffering, protection, environment )

Cher Away
- 616 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
A video shot by someone in the audience shows a handler with Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus' Red Unit hooking and striking an elephant named Luna with a bullhook weapon for not performing tricks in a timely manner which required her to rear up



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Teresa W. (661)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:24 am
noted and signed
 

Nyack Clancy (429)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:25 am
Noted and signed- thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:39 am
Signed, thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:48 am
Done...AGAIN! (When will circuses be banned from using animals?)
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:54 am
signed. Pam W. said it. TY Cher
 

Joe R. (189)
Monday November 19, 2012, 7:55 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1634)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:00 am
Signed for poor suffering Luna #33. I left a comment but it didn't take. However, another member commented and it took!!
 

Penny C. (79)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:05 am
Done.
 

Julie E. (330)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:15 am
Noted and signed.
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday November 19, 2012, 9:12 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday November 19, 2012, 9:21 am
Noted and signed.
Why are we still seeing these sadistic people harming animals in this sickening circus???
It should have been closed down long ago!
Thanks
 

Constance F. (436)
Monday November 19, 2012, 9:42 am
Signed, thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 10:25 am
signed!
 

Petra M. (252)
Monday November 19, 2012, 10:53 am
Noted & Signed - thanks!
 

Shawna S. (43)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:12 am
noted and signed...thanks Cher :")
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:22 am
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:25 am
Noted & signed. L♥ve ☮ Peace.
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:34 am
Signed and noted sadly
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:00 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks so much, Cher.
 

. (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:05 pm
done. Theses people never stop.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:05 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and shared. I too left a scathing comment but it did not take, thanks Cher
 

Allison Robertson (8)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:17 pm
There should be no animals allowed in ciruses!!!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:57 pm
Noted and signed
 

Patricia W. (5)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:00 pm
so very sad. WHEN WILL ANIMALS BE BANNED FROM THE CIRCUS????? To much CRUELTY!!!!!
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:07 pm
Noted and signed. Will those torturers ever understand the meaning of cruelty? Will they ever understand the sufferings they keep inflicting on elephants? What has to be done to make them understand?
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:10 pm
NO ANIMALS, NO ELEPHANTS IN CIRCUSES.
 

aj E. (163)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:12 pm
s&n
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:12 pm
Signed
 

Dan S. (9)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:14 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher!
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:14 pm
Lisa, You signed on November 19, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
USDA/ APHIS- United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
 

Ruth catchin up M. (252)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:15 pm
Signed! How are they getting away with all the time????
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:46 pm
signed -thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:49 pm
Signed.
 

kye j. (41)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:51 pm
Signed
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:07 pm
poor luna!!!!! noted ans signed!!!! circus shold never exist!!!!! my heart goes for her!!!!
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (153)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:14 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.
 

iveta cer (71)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:27 pm
Signed !!! Very sad , poor Luna !!!
 

Mariette G. (147)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:28 pm
Signed, thanks Cher!
 

Eternal Gardener (703)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:37 pm
N&S
 

Tammy P. (21)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:41 pm
It is sad that the elephants are abused because they won't perform. The exotic animals should be set free because that is where they belong. And the circus needs to be stopped. Please help the animals.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:42 pm
Signed.
 

Erin R. (170)
Monday November 19, 2012, 2:57 pm
done
 

Judith C. (104)
Monday November 19, 2012, 3:27 pm
Noted-signed. It is so sad, there is no need at all for wild animals to be used in circuses. There are many other kinds of circus acts that would employ people who need the job.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Monday November 19, 2012, 3:29 pm
N&S
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Monday November 19, 2012, 3:53 pm
Signed! When will the USDA grow a backbone and rescue the elephants from their miserable lives?
 

Jill M. (6)
Monday November 19, 2012, 3:56 pm
I cannot help but believe that animals should not be used for any profit making enterprise, particularly circuses which incorporate animals into their acts. Perhaps the profits made by these animals should go directly back to them, their food and pens upgraded, stimulating activities mandated, with a portion going toward their own retirement care in a lovely and loving place with room to roam and an adoptive family of others. They made the money, they have a right to benefit from it.
 

. (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 4:28 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Phyllis P. (427)
Monday November 19, 2012, 4:29 pm
S&N...can't stand them
 

Sharon F. (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 4:33 pm
ALL animals should be treated kindly. End use of animals in the circus--NOW.
 

samantha l (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 4:46 pm
Signed!
 

Sandra S. (122)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:26 pm
signed/shared,:))
 

. (3)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:30 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Fran away F. (110)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:31 pm
Signed and noted in opposition to circus animal acts. Thanks, Cher.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:46 pm
Signed
 

Rock H. (254)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:03 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!
 

Joanne S. (10)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:17 pm
UNTIL THESE STUPID ASSHOLES ARE SHUT DOWN FOREVER, THEY WILL NEVER NEV ER NEVER STOP the TORTURE OF ANIMALS!!!!! signed
 

Kim O. (403)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:57 pm
Signed! Thanks Cher
 

Laurie H. (693)
Monday November 19, 2012, 7:27 pm
The time is overdue---the elephants must be released from their captivity-- held in these dam circuses!!! HUMAN performers can replace them---they WANT to be there---the animals have no business being there. RINGLING---it's time to "LET THEM ALL GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" We all know what's going on behind closed doors-----~ Gladly signed/shared~~~
 

Marie W. (64)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:09 pm
Circuses are not happy .
S&N
 

Syera N. (7)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:35 pm
Noted and Signed.
 

Joan M. (1091)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:56 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Monday November 19, 2012, 9:12 pm
so signed!
 

Gloria Morotti (1)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:33 pm
Signed with flourish.
 

Cheryl Ulrich (108)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:40 pm
Shut these monsters down for good !! >( Signed and noted !
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:57 pm
Signed. Those horrible animal acts must be stopped. Those poor elephants! I recall a wonderful but painful film about the circus, "Water" I think, about abusing the poor elephant and her final revenge against her tormentor.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:17 am
Victoria, You signed on November 20, 2012
 

Frans Badenhorst (547)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:29 am
noted & signed...there is a reason they don't learn.... close the whole damn place down!!!
 

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:33 am
Signed, thanks
 

Jules W. (61)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:51 am
Thanks Cher, Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 2:37 am
noted + signed
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 2:47 am
Done.
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 3:24 am
Noted and signed.
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 3:54 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:32 am
signed
 

Ruth S. (314)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:44 am
Signed
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:02 am
noted
 

Julie O'Kane (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 7:29 am
Thanks, Noted and Signed
 

Rita White (1)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:01 am
noted and signed
 

Valerie H. (134)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:15 am
Thank you - signed
 

Sue H. (1)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:17 am
noted and signed
 

Ellen G. (338)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:28 am
done
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:29 am
Armand, You signed on November 20, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
USDA/ APHIS- United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
TU Cher
 

Megan Beery (18)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 9:53 am
Signed and noted.
 

Antiope K. (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 11:07 am
Signed & shared!!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 11:45 am
Noted and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:25 pm
Done! Thanks
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:25 pm
NOTED SIGND TWEETED SHARED AND G+ THANKS CHER
 

DORIS L. (61)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:42 pm
Signed.
 

Emma S. (225)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 1:08 pm
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Helle H. (21)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:08 pm
Signed. So many animals are hurt, as their socalled masters want them to do somethings they are not born to do.
 

carol k. (17)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:18 pm
signed and noted
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:38 pm
TY!
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:03 pm
Gladly signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:21 am
Olivia, You signed on November 21, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
USDA/ APHIS- United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
thanks
 

Pogle S. (88)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:23 am
Ban all wild animals from circuses...I like dancing dogs and chatty parrots tho
 

Ana R (220)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 2:27 am
Done.... with hope
Thank you, Cher!
 

Karen R. (87)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 4:11 am
signed
 

Veronique L. (209)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 4:26 am
Signed!
 

Alison A. (229)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:24 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Mia Bozhyk (98)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:32 am
signed and noted, thank you Cher
 

Jade N. (22)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 11:50 am
Thanks.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:01 pm
S&N
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:28 pm
Signed
 

Khadija O (3)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:45 pm
Signed!
 

Arild Warud (159)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:57 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:14 pm
Signed. Close them down and take all animals to sanutary's.
 

mariana c. (20)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:27 pm
Signed and Noted, and thanks
 

Kathleen B. (37)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:02 pm
When my daughter was 3 or 4 I took her to a circus & they were offering elephant rides for a dollar or two. My daughter didn't want to get up on that huge elephant but I coerced her. Thankfully I took a photo. The photo showed my daughter as terrified. Of course, way back then I didn't think of the elephant at all - just a photo setting for the apple of my eye -- I was so ignorant then.
The biggest changes in my life concern my attitude toward animals - from thoughtless meat eater to an occasional, guilt ridden consumer (no meat whatsoever yesterday on Thanksgiving!) from a casual pet owner to a committed, bonded animal companion to two dogs and a cat.

I tried to save my state (Pennsylvania) a million dollars about a year ago. Two retired circus elephants were retired to the Philly zoo, which didn't have proper facilities, which needed renovations estimated at $1,000,000 to be up to code, a sanctuary in California offered to take them, even pay for their transport, and they could spend their retirement in sunny California in a roomy sanctuary. I wrote my state representative & Wonder of Wonders - he actually sent me a hand written reply that he'd bring the issue up in Harrisburg.
Well I don't know if anything came of it, my fault for not following up.
But I disagree with the concept of animals for man's entertainment, it's dangerous, unnecessary and I believe the 'master/slave' relationship has great potential to end in violenlce.
 

Kamakshi Ramaswamy (4)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:56 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Aurea Walker (186)
Friday November 23, 2012, 7:56 pm
Kate, truly thank you for your efforts in trying to help the two elephants and do so hope it worked out for their best. Just like you my empathy for ALL ANIMALS has grown logrythmically over the years and quite frankly in most cases I would prefer to be with my dogs than a lot of "two legged upright morons". But it is not enough that we sign the cause TALK WITH YOUR WALLET! Do not attend the circus until WE FORCE THE CHANGE! It is always about one thing "$$$$$$$".
 

Marianne B. (113)
Friday November 23, 2012, 8:11 pm
gladly signed, commented on, and noted
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:14 pm
N/s. They need to be shut down once and for all.
 

Erin Walden (16)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:22 pm
Signed, thank you.
 

. (0)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 4:43 am
#1.231 Signed and noted - ty Cher
 

federico bortoletto (32)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 7:01 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 7:26 am
S+N
 

Juliette Claparede (42)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 7:34 am
Noted and signed !
 

Gina M. (0)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 9:23 am
I think the punishment for these so called "animal trainers" should be to be beaten and hooked, at least once a day for the rest of their lives!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 11:13 am
Noted & Signed
 

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:10 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Rosa mc (47)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:35 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:19 pm
Signed & Shared
 

Emilia Boccagna (14)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:34 pm
done
 

Linda Jarsky (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 6:28 pm
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi..."
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 8:20 pm
Apparently the penalty for cruelty isn't near great enough. How about impressing them on the 2nd charge and shutting them down if there is a third.
 

Michelle R. (13)
Monday November 26, 2012, 10:46 am
Why animal act circuses are even legal is baffling. Their living conditions are inhumane and miserable. Their lives are in constant stress and abuse.
 

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (152)
Monday November 26, 2012, 12:18 pm
Human filth yet again! Signed and noted Thank you
 

Michael Holland (9)
Monday November 26, 2012, 4:59 pm
Noted and sigmed. Its time to end the practice of using live animals as circus props.
 

alicia m. (100)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 12:18 am
signed, shared, gracias
 

Eveline M. (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:28 am
dont they want to listen!
 

Marco Silva (0)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:25 pm
done
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:38 am
They obviously didn't get it the first time!! They should be banned from having animals! Thanks Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:25 am
signed and noted
 

Anastasia J. (0)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:02 pm
Signed and noted - thanks.
 

liz meesters (176)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:35 pm
signed & noted, thanks
 
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