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TAKE ACTION NOW! Ban Wild-Animal Circuses From the City of Boston


Animals  (tags: animals, animaladvocates, circuses, animal performers, animalwelfare, animalrights, animalcruelty, protection, cruelty, AnimalWelfare )

Cal
- 801 days ago - forcechange.com
Circus elephants, and other circus animals, endure needless suffering for the purpose of entertainment.Urge the Mayor of Boston and Boston City Council members to implement an ordinance banning wild-animal circuses in Boston, Massachusetts.



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Erin R. (173)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:24 pm
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:27 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:38 pm
Two more signatures.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:46 pm
ABSOLUTELY!
 

Michael M. (59)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:47 pm
The picture showing elephants piggyback does not show the abuse inflicted upon them to get them to perform this and other stunts.

I have just picked up
"Fear of The Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance" by Jason Hribal
Published by Counterpunch; Petrolia(!) CA and AK Press Oakland CA 2010.

The book documents cruelty in training and zoos, with some emphasis on elephants and circus captives' history. The book strikes at such concepts as "great chain of being" wherein humans arrogate all conscious acts to themselves. The stories are a bit graphic, but show that FAR MORE ABUSE EXISTS than is reported to the public.
Hawaii banned animal circuses a couple decades ago, and certainly it is time for the United States and all its cities to follow.

Taking animals as captives is finally highly unethical and cruel, and for entertainment it is exceptionally wrong.

Thanks for all your news reporting, Cal!
 

Elle B. (82)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:54 pm
Ty Cal ~ Signed. . .
 

naomi cohen (37)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:56 pm
signed. thank you.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:58 pm
petition signed
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 4:38 pm
petition signed
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 4:44 pm
Signed !
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:55 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal!
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:28 am
Signed TY Cal
 

Danuta Watola (1216)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:33 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:50 am
Noted.
 

Arild Warud (170)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:02 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:18 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:29 am
signed and noted
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:04 am
Noted and signed - absolutely shocking and horrendous - cannot understand why it was not BANNED yonks ago!
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:09 am
signed, thnx.
 

Nicole W. (644)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:26 am
signed~
 

Donna Hamilton (151)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:35 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:17 am
Signed.
 

Joe R. (190)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:08 am
Signed and noted..
 

Danny M. (90)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:10 am
Signed. Thanks Cal!
 

Valerie H. (136)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:54 am
Thank you Cal, signed
 

tasunka m. (338)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 9:32 am
signed. Good response
people think I am crazy when I publicly put circuses down.
This is going to take a lot of effort.. The circus will fight for it's money, and uncaring people will agree.
SO INSENSITIVE!
i've actually heard "they're only dumb animals ", enough to make me want to scream!
ty Cal
 

Roger M. (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 9:45 am
Is this really still going on in America? It's so...."Dumbo".

Signed.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:12 am
Signed..thanks Cal.
 

anne s. (23)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:22 am
Circus are profit motivated. If people dont attend, they will close and animal pouching/capture will end. Please dont attend, you are just contributing to suffering and misery for animals that are not born to do this. Cruelty abounds in their existance and they are not treated well. Please you can make a difference to end it. Just dont attend and work to spread the word for others not to do this either.
 

Diane B. (275)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:35 am
signed thanks dear
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:49 am
It is so ridiculous! Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:09 am
noted + signed
 

. (7)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:16 am
Noted and signed.
 

Marika Taddia (81)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:45 am
Signed&shared
 

Darla Taylor (112)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:57 am
Noted and signed. Thanks so much, Cal.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:15 pm
signed noted tweeted and shared thanks Cal
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:18 pm
Signed
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:30 pm
Signed.
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:35 pm
noted and signed absolutely!!!!!! thnx
 

michelle t. (41)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 1:29 pm
Signed
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:33 pm
Absolutely noted and signed, twittered and shared with no hesitation. Thank you Cal.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:45 pm
Signed & Noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

Michela m. (3955)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:48 pm
S&N
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:03 pm
Signed.
 

Petra M. (255)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:07 pm
Noted and signed...
 

Thomas P. (468)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:29 pm
Gladly signed.
 

Lori Mabry (18)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:25 pm
These poor animals.Why people pay to see such cruelty is beyond me.Hoping the more we educate the less abuse there will be.
 

aj E. (164)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:13 pm
signed.
 

Kay M. (348)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:25 pm
done.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:25 pm
Signed and noted. Circus animals are treated very poorly, kept in cramped quarters, beaten into submission so they perform. Boycott all circuses with any animals, we need to hit them in the pocket book otherwise as long as towns OK this sick form of "entertainment" the sicko's in charge of these helpless creatures will continue their abusive behavior.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:32 pm
Done,thanks
 

Mackenzie N. (3)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:38 pm
Signed.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:04 pm
noted and signed
 

Holly Schaeffer (36)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:21 pm
Signed
 

Russie C. (4)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:33 pm
signed. I hate circuses they should be banned forever. My sister starting crying at a circus we went too, they were poking the lions with long sticks just for the hell of it, as the lions were in cages. Sickening and very sad the abuse animals have to go through just to entertain people.
 

Dianne D. (462)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:59 pm
signed
 

Romila Lal (9)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:12 pm
Signed.
 

Marie W. (67)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 9:24 pm
S&N
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 9:42 pm
S&N
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:49 pm
signed
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:52 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:55 pm
Signed. Hopefully one day in the not to distant future they will be banned worldwide. Thanks Cal
 

Cheryl Ulrich (109)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:28 pm
Signed , noted and shared on FB :) Thanks Cal !
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:51 pm
Gladly done... with hope
Thank you!
 

Judy C. (100)
Friday October 12, 2012, 12:10 am
Signed. Thanks Cal.
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:01 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cal.
 

Veronique L. (215)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:06 am
Signed!
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:10 am
So signed!!!! Don't people get what wild animals mean? That means that they are wil and don't live in captivity!!!
Thanks Cal for this great post!!!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:25 am
Noted and signed thanks
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:20 am
I hate circuses!!
Thanks Cal--noted, signed and shared on fb.
 

Joy Wong (76)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:59 am
Noted and signed,
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:30 am
signed, thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:31 am
sorry.....thanks CAL
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:11 am
S&N
amazing that massachusetts outlawed devocalization yet still allows this cruelty...
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:21 am
noted & signed... will it ever stop?...
 

paul m. (93)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:44 am

Signed
 

Ruth S. (298)
Friday October 12, 2012, 7:10 am
Signed
 

Sandi C. (238)
Friday October 12, 2012, 7:27 am
signed.
 

Patricia W. (5)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:16 am
These poor animals have to endure extreme cruelty. Ban all Circuses that have animals, This has been going on FAR to long . Its time to change and let these poor animals have a Life.
 

Susan Antonsen (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:22 am
This is absolutley disgusting to make the elephants do these tricks !!! They are not meant for this - humans should be ashamed . I went to the circus about 12 yrs ago - ringling brothers in NYC and always wondered how they got into the city and then where were they kept when they were here - they are kept subway level the whole !! That is basically 2 months with NO fresh air - when they brought the animals into the tent to show them off the baby elephants were absolutly frightened to death trying to hide under moms and aunties feets . I said to my friend " do you think they are happy?" And he said " what do you think "? I knew the answer . Never again will I go to the circus or the aquarium and I love to see the animals and walruses but not on their demise for my own satisfaction - I want them free .
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:30 am
Signed and shared
 

Jason Green (237)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:14 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Mike H. (237)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:25 am
Signed thanks
 

Deborah W. (6)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:48 am
Are you kidding me? What these poor creatures go through ... captured, trained, transported, inadequately housed. Anyone who takes their kids for a few minutes of "entertainment" instead of telling the story behind the circus and its captive animals needs their head examined!
 

Suzanne L. (137)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:53 am
N&S.
 

Vincenzo Correale (197)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:16 am
I truly believe that Circus workers should find another profession! We shall help them. I say that wholeheartedly with no sarcasm whatsoever.
 

natalie n. (164)
Friday October 12, 2012, 11:01 am
thanks, i ended up signing all the other petitions on that site too!!!
 

janet f. (31)
Friday October 12, 2012, 11:17 am
signed
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday October 12, 2012, 12:16 pm
S&N
 

Alison A. (240)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:00 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:05 pm
Gladly signed, thanks for posting!
 

Liliana D. (124)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:18 pm
absolutely signed
 

Rosa mc (47)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:36 pm
Thanks. Signed
 

Jules W. (61)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:48 pm
Shame on the city I live in, and the extreme greed which causes harm to innocent animals. This is NOT entertainment, nor teaching the children of the world to protect and respect animals , and all living things. Signed and hope banned . Thanks, Cal
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:09 pm
Signed
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:59 pm
Job done! Thank you!
 

Nancy Black (304)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:06 pm
Noted, tweeted, signed, tweeted, and shared. Before our culture was civilized enough to realize the harm circuses do to animals, it was understandable to have circuses and for people to attend them. Now, we know the harm they do. We should work on educating everyone about circuses and zoos and try to encourage sanctuaries.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:42 pm
noted & signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:40 pm
noted and signed
 

LMj Sunshine (143)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:47 pm
Thank you!
 

Seda A. (4)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:58 am
noted and signed. thanks.
 

Isabel d. (48)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:09 am
Signed.
 

Gabriela C. (104)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:46 am
Thanks Cal, signed for sure.
 

Juliette Claparede (42)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:00 am
Noted and signed !
 

Wendy F. (43)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:07 am
Signed
 

Bakhtawar chaudary (24)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:07 am
signed
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:09 pm
Signed
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:10 pm
Signed
 

Taylor Bob (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:25 pm
Signed
 

federico bortoletto (36)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:33 pm
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cal.
 

Amy E. (66)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:40 pm
N/s
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:44 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Cal
 

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:57 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
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:28 am
signed thank you cal
 

Avril Lomas (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:36 am
Wild animals are an important part of the rich diversity of life on this amazing planet. They exist in their own right. Not as freaks to be abused and exploited for the amusemant of stupid gawking "Homo Sapiens. " Many "civilised countries do NOT have animal acts in circus,s.They present amazing and exciting human entertainment. Too bad the USA is NOT one of them.
 

Emilia Boccagna (15)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:22 am
done
 

Emma S. (228)
Monday October 15, 2012, 4:33 am
Done! Thank you, Cal.
 

Luis Miguel J. (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 5:23 am
noted and shared
 

. (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:27 pm
noted & signed
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 6:22 am
Noted & Signed Cal :0 Thnx :)
 
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