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Urge the USDA to Take Elephants Carrying TB Antibodies Off the Road ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


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

Cher
- 595 days ago - peta.org
Elephants who have tested positive for antibodies of the human strain of tuberculosis (TB) are currently crisscrossing the country and being forced to perform in circuses despite their fragile health and the very real risk of transmission to humans and



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Cher C. (1466)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:46 am


Circuses will continue to keep these animals on the road until forced to do otherwise by the USDA. Please take a moment now to submit a comment to the USDA urging it to protect public health and animal welfare by adopting the USAHA's updated elephant TB guidelines without further delay. You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=APHIS-2011-0079-0001


Feel free to use the sample comment below, but remember that a personalized comment is always more effective. Public comments are highly regarded, and officials listen to them when making decisions, so please also share this alert with anyone who cares about animal welfare or public health!

Sample comment:

I am writing to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to adopt the United States Animal Health Association's (USAHA) 2010 Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Elephants without further delay.
Numerous elephants known to carry antibodies to a form of tuberculosis that is highly transmissible to humans are currently crisscrossing the country and performing with circuses. I applaud you for your intention to adopt the updated guidelines, and I ask that you incorporate the USAHA's 2010 guidelines in their entirety into your enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act and ensure that elephants who carry tuberculosis antibodies are removed from the road in order to protect both animal and human health.



 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:46 am
Will do, thanks, Cher.
 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:50 am
Your comment was submitted successfully!
 

Patrick Donovan (319)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:53 am
I commented on the FDA's proposed rule using the text suggested by PETA.

Some may think that is lazy or cheating, but I want to sign and comment as often as I can. I also know from experience, that although comments many be similar or exactly the same as others, the responsible or regulated recipient must count the number received as well as classify the nature of the ideas presented.

So, as with many things in life, many times, just showing up to be counted helps move a cause forward.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:54 am
Done and done,thanks. I feel for these elephants. So sad. I hope we can make a difference for them.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:26 am
Noted and Thnx Cher :-0
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:27 am
Will take action- Thank You
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:31 am
Already done, thanks Cher.
 

Penny C. (79)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:46 am
Already done.
 

naomi cohen (44)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:57 am
horrible, sickening, and all for the money. thank you, cher.
 

Jan Garen (76)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:58 am
No regard for these elephants at all.
 

. (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:50 am
Will do. This is such a no brainer. Poor elephants forced to perform when sick and a risk factor to humans also. Wake up USDA!!!!!!! TY Cher
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1647)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:55 am
Your comment was submitted successfully! Thnx Cher!
 

Sun c. (95)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:56 am
I hope everyone that supports circus animals get sick. This is horrible for the elephants, sick or healthy, they deserve to be in the wild. This human strain is the elephants way of protest. They want to go home.
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:58 pm
Signed.
These bastards are disgusting that make these immunosuppresed /sick elephants work and drag them from town to town.
I hope that their human circus counterparts suffer health consequences to the worst degree.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:42 pm
done
 

Karen B. (8)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:54 pm
TB VERY BAD DISEASE, BUT I FEAR THESE ELEPHANTS ARE IN GREAT DANGER OF LOOSING THEIR LIVES.!!!!! PEOPLE WILL PANIC AND FEAR CONTRACTING TB FROM THE ELEPHANTS, AND THEY WILL BE DESTROYED.!!!! THERE ARE COYOTES, NEAR WHERE I LIVE, WHERE THE CITY HAD PURCHASED A TRANQUILIZER GUN, TO USE AND RELOCATED ANY COYOTES, SOMEONE PLAYED VIGILANTE, BEFORE THE MAYOR AND OTHERS COULD RELOCATE AND SHOT A COYOTE DEAD ,IN THE CITY LIMITS.!!!!! THE STORY WAS AIRED A FEW DAYS, AT LEAST, BEFORE THE COYOTE WAS KILLED.!!!! I HOPE AND PRAY THE ELEPHANTS ARE ISOLATED AND TREATED FOR TB, KEEP THEM AWAY FROM OTHER ANIMALS AND PEOPLE, UNTIL THEY GET A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.!!!!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted, comment submitted...thanks Cher
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:40 pm
Already signed. Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Christina Moore (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:55 pm
commented.. lets hope for the best!
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:37 pm
Noted and commented. I wonder if these elephants would have contracted TB if they'd been in a sanctuary. I wish the article had been more specific in which circuses that these elephants had been found to have this.
 

Louise G. (1)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:48 pm
Noted and done.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:34 pm
I don't trust PETA. They believe animals are actually better off dead than in captivity, an approach that I find too extreme. Do you really believe that if these animals are not allowed to travel that their owners will continue to care for them? If they do not bring in revenue, they stand a good chance of being put down. How do we ensure their safety and the sanctity of their lives?
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:08 pm
Shut down all traveling circuses and let the elephants go to a sanctuary and be treated properly!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:18 pm
I echo Christine.

Well said.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:07 pm
Sent comments.
 

Danuta Watola (1198)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:52 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:17 am
noted thx:))
 

Tanya W. (50)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:54 am
Noted and sent!!
 

Ana R (220)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:56 am
Done.
Thank you, Cher.
 

janet f. (29)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:12 am
Is there a protocol as to what will happen to these animals when they are no longer making money for the circuses? Will the circus be required to house and treat them or will they be killed as they are no longer useful? Either way, I fear for the safety of these animals. Circus animals must be banned entirely.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:27 am
Your comment was submitted successfully!
 

Helle H. (21)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:35 am
If people woluld stop going to shows with elephants it will never stop.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:33 am
Done
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:27 pm
I wish I could round up all of the animals and take them to a safe land where man cannot reach them. Silly fantasy I know. Noted, signed and comment sent. Twittered and google shared. TY Cher.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:27 pm
this is disturbing!!! noted and tweeted
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Monday February 18, 2013, 7:03 am
Great post!!! Poor elephants! The page would, unfortunately, not open. Although I believe I have sent this before. Thanks Cher
 
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