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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 )

- 1918 days ago -
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!

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Carrie B (306)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:23 pm
Thank you Michelle. I signed earlier today!

Barb K (1687)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:30 pm
BarbCat, You signed on January 16, 2013.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:30 pm
Signed and noted-thanks Michelle

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:39 pm
Signed !! Thank you Michelle

Amanda A (201)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:39 pm
Signed! I'm dumbfounded!

Friday January 18, 2013, 5:45 pm
Signed, thanks.

Carol H (229)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:02 pm
signed and noted, thanks Michelle

Laurie H (817)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:15 pm
Signed/Shared/So Many Thanks, Michelle!~~~

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:21 pm
Signed yesterday.

Jim P (3257)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:31 pm
Already signed.

This needs to be banned, period.

Ty, Michelle.

Shirley S (187)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:44 pm
I signed on the 17th TY

Constance F (418)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:12 pm
Freaking disgusting. Thank you for posting ! previously signed and shared. I could be wrong, but I thought the petitioner stated Indiana had cancelled the event. If true, one win down, one to go. And Mississippi - well one could say alot about that state, so here's too hoping public shame smites them.

Kay M (347)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:12 pm
done, thanks.

Sinisa Martinovic (41)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:31 pm
signed with great care for our world! :D sorry haven't been on this site as much, been busy studying for exams!
Thank you anyway!! :)

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:40 pm
Thank for the change to give the voiceless animals a voice. Animal abuse must not go unpunished.

Michael O (176)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:52 pm

Signed and noted. Thanks Michelle.

Michael Carney (217)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:26 pm
Noted...Signed this one yesterday...

Lydia S (155)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:31 pm
Signed , How could anyone think they had gained any honor in participating !
Thanks for sending .

Jerry B (128)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:50 pm
Signed and Noted..thanks Michelle!

Patricia E G (53)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:57 pm
Previously Signed
Thank you Michelle

. (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:10 pm
Noted & signed friend.

Laurie S (73)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:22 pm
Laurie, You signed on January 18, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
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

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:48 pm
Signed, of course.

Elizabeth Aldam (278)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:58 pm
people who engage in this have to be sick.

Kim O (396)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:10 pm
Signed on the 17th. Thanks Michelle! I see it's almost hit it's target. GOOD!!

Michelle S (462)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:41 pm
I did some searching and found that the picture above is taken during the Chinese "Animal Olympics," I believe in 2006. The so-called "Olympics" featured heinous and egregious animal crimes galore, including blood battles between stallions, boxing bears, and the "match" above, in which the kangaroo's head is knocked back by a blow to the jaw. Animal welfare advocates the world over were enraged, as expected. But had it stopped? No. And now we have to battle this ridiculous cruelty state-side, where we are supposedly providing a "model" of behavior for the global community to emulate. Outrageous.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:46 pm
A big disgrace! Noted and signed, thanks Michelle

Mike H (252)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:05 am
Signed thanks

desanka s (416)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:05 am
Signed on January 16.
Thank you Michelle!

Waltraud U (83)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:13 am
done ty

Genoveva M M (328)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:22 am
Signed yesterday and shared.
This is an other prove of the many mentally dysfunction of SOME humans, who their many areas of frustration make them feel as if they are worth something by boxing with a innocent kangaroo. I really hope they get knock down and kick on the balls to eliminate their desire to feel good about themselves in such an wrong way. Pure human garbage emerging from the mud of losers, sucking up from the greatness of an amazing, intelligent animal with hope of feeling as if they accomplish something. What a sorry bunch the ones who organized this event as well as the mediocre participants..

. (1)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:45 am
Signed. Thank you Michelle.

Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:45 am
signed on January 17, 2013.
noted with hope
Thank you, Michelle!

Iona Kentwell (129)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:58 am
This is so revolting. Signed of course. Why do people do this? Why do people watch this? Disgusting.

Sinikka Away (183)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:26 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Michelle.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:35 am
noted + already signed

Debbie Crowe (87)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:43 am
Of course I signed and then I wrote:

"Boxing with a Kangaroo rates right up there with STUPID!! Why put a poor animal through such a stressful ordeal?? Like I said, that's STUPID!!!"

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:52 am
Victoria, You signed on January 17, 2013.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:59 am
Noted and signed.

Elsie Au (259)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:01 am
Done, thanks.

Veronique L (209)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:10 am
Signed on the 17th Michelle, and noted today!

P A (117)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:14 am
Done - and signed the others too. Thanks Michelle!

Siti R (12)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:17 am
no better than cock fighting! dumb humans who go for cruel entertainment!

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:20 am
Good grief..just when you think things cant get any worse they do.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:24 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

. (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:40 am
Thought we were talking ASIA then saw it's the U.S of A. Unbelievable.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:38 am

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:05 am

Wendy F (62)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:29 am

Ilona a (51)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:56 am
signed and noted,thanks

penny C (85)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:13 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:29 am
Signed and noted.

Patricia Cannell (852)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:26 am
Signed and noted.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:32 am
No, the poor Kangaroo does NOT look happy--this is cruel, barbaric, disgusting and animal abuse. This should be illegal, if it is not already--it is certainly immoral!!
Noted, signed and shared on fb.
Thank you Michelle for posting and Philip for forwarding!!

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:35 am
already signed

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:59 am
S&N Who would want to watch that?!?

Ann L (15)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:59 am
What a sad day for humanity. Leave the poor animals alone. Go box a wall!

Lisa N (206)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:08 am
Lisa, You signed on January 17, 2013.
Thanks Michelle.

Elizabeth O (93)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:16 am

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:17 am

Victoria P (113)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:29 am
Already signed ...thank-you

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:48 am
Done. Totally against this "Fun for Heemans/ Heewomen" :-((((

Maria S (95)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:51 am
Maria, You signed on January 17, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
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

Valerie H (133)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:52 am
Thank you, signed.....

Appalling....pathetic scum involved in this!~~

Mary Owens (15)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:05 am
signed, shared ans noted.

Graca T (46)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:10 am

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:11 am
Sooooooo signed!!!! how stupid and cruel! Thanks Michelle for posting

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:13 am
Noted too???

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:45 am
I already signed the petition and saw Livja (petition creator) comment on James Howie's post on the same subject, that the boxing match had been called off. Hopefully they told her the truth.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:50 am

Thank you Michelle.

. (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:02 am
If people want to be stupid enogh to beat the sh*t out of each other for no reason and call it a sport,that's their choice.But to bring an animal with no say in on it is just irresponsible.The Almighty gave us dominion over the animals to protect and care for them,not exploit them.Dumb a** people,anyway.I signed the petition,of course.

Danny M (83)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:17 am
Signed. Thank you Michelle!

aj E (164)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:19 am
idiots. signed.

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:28 am
Noted and Signed Tks. Michelle....

Jason Green (235)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:28 am
thanks for signing!

Susan S (187)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:25 pm
Signed and noted.

Ana F (25)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:35 pm

Agnes W (141)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:48 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:30 pm
Signed and noted thanks

M B (62)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:18 pm
signed & noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:19 pm
s / n

Michela M (3964)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:37 pm
Signed some days ago, Noted!!

Natalie V (27)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:48 pm
noted, already signed

The boxing match in Columbus, Indiana has been cancelled, but I'm not sure about the one in Mississippi...

Roxie H (350)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:09 pm
already signed

michelle t (41)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:12 pm
Sick bastards.As an Australian I am disgusted that these bastards from Mississippi are using our native much loved animal the kangaroo in uncivilised boxing.

Solomiia Bozhyk (43)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:28 pm
Noted and signed, thank you Michelle!

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:34 pm
nogted and signed

Lynn Geth (185)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:54 pm
Disgusting abuse to animals and shameful acts by the people who indulge in it. Of course, I signed. Thank you, Michelle!

Livja Sorenson (32)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:17 pm
UPDATE~ The Indiana national guard cancelled the circus and the Mississippi national guard cancelled the kangaroo boxing act. The pvt. I spoke with yesterday told me that they had to cancel because jag and the governors office told them they had. I had emailed both with the petition that morning making them aware of this. I will be using the signatures in this petition to help get kangaroo boxing banned and to shutdown or at least overhaul the stardust circus. Thank you all for your help. Livja Sorenson

Livja Sorenson (32)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:22 pm
I also called Phil Bryants office, governor of Mississippi and the mayor of Natchez. Both confirmed what the pvt. told me. Once again thank you

Michelle S (462)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:53 pm
Livja, you are an amazing animal welfare warrior. You walk the walk. I admire you immensely, and am elated to hear that the National Guard recognized the folly of this abject cruelty. Now, let's all get together and shut down the Star Family Circus.

Thanks to all of my Care2 friends and contacts for supporting Livja's petition and getting the word out. Together, we can move mountains. Love and hugs to all, >^..^< Michelle

Valentina M (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:01 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:02 pm
done, thanks

Summerannie M (48)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:09 pm
As an Australian I think this is appalling to make a kangaroo box, no matter which animal it is.

Sue McGuey (106)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:11 pm
Noted!~ Signed & posted to Facebook!~ takes a low mentality to participate or find pleasure in this!!!!!!!!!!:(((((((((((

Eternal Gardener (745)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:30 pm
Signed & forwarded!

Megan Beery (18)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:02 pm
Signed and noted.

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:33 pm

"It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man --- Dr. Albert Schweitzer..."

Ralph F (66)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:16 pm
noted & signed. Leave the boxing to 2 stupid humans.

Richelle Rausch (43)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:25 pm
"What is wrong with you people? Beating on living beings who didn't volunteer and who are tied down, while you can move about freely and wear boxing gloves....that's called abuse!"

Sandy G (35)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:27 pm

Ingrid A (524)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:53 pm
Its done.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:07 pm
Signed. Thank you.

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:14 pm

Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:43 pm
Noted, previously signed. Thanks Michelle

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:00 pm

Lorraine Andersen (27)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:54 am
anyhing like this needs to be banned.

paul m (93)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:56 am

stupid ,,,even dumb stupid humans woulden't have a chance against Kangaroos...

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:01 am
S&n thx:)

Joe R (190)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:44 am
Thanks Michelle. Signed and noted.

Gudrun D (447)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:27 am
# 17,571
Signed & I'm glad it was cancelled. Thanks Michelle & Livja.

Veerle V (44)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:28 am
Absolutely signed and shared ! Thank you Michelle.

Jarmila bernathova (24)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:40 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:21 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:21 am

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:49 am
Let's face it!
There are sadistic people _a-m-o-n-g_ us, everywhere.
The question is, how do we rehabilitate them, or is it even, possible?
I, for one, not being a psychologist, am not certain.

When we have misguided persons, who wish to punish through their god of 'hell and damnation', the results can be foreseen. The anger starts with abuse to animals and then moves on to their abuse of humans.
There is no god in my consciousness, that would treat any living being in this manner.
These people are sick and the correct treatment, is not obvious to me.

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:24 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. Already signed. You know what is really sad? These people who are participating don't realize they are being cruel to the animals. They think it is just good old fashioned fun like people use to think when they went to the circus or zoo.

Talya H (10)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:04 pm
STOP WATCHING ANIMALS GET HURT FOR SPORT WORLD!! My heart breaks for how stupid and cruel people are. Signed.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:22 pm
I hope WE stopped this!!!...thnkyou Phillip and all for posting & forwarding!!!.....signed in hotmail!!!!!1

Esther Z (94)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:50 pm
Noted and signed. Glad to hear matches in both states were cancelled.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:03 pm
Signed. Thought this was an old joke.

lydie durand (15)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:36 pm
Voilà j'ai signé et partagé. Merci

Julia R (296)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:41 am
Noted, Signed & Shared! Thank you so much Livja for your efforts and updating us on the two that have been banned! This is terrible animal abuse and now hopefully, through this petition and our activism, hopefully we can permanently shut down this sordid exploitation and cruelty at the Star Family Circus! Thank you Michelle for posting this important article!

Süheyla C (234)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:44 am
Signed !! Thank you Michelle

Anna Z (1)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:10 am

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:31 am
Signed & Shared on 1/17/13

Sara P (57)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:49 am
Already signed Michelle, thanks a lot, I will share it. Thanks also to my friend Philip.

naomi cohen (55)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:05 am
signed again. thank you, michelle.

. (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:12 am
previously signed and now noted. In a word-disgusting. TY Michelle

Bartlomiej T (296)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:08 pm
Already signed. Thank you Michelle and Sara.

P. L. Neola (21)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:08 pm
I live in this country, and I do not even know what is going on. And, at times, when I do learn what is going on, I find it frightening. For the last thirty years, I have been wondering if we can only breed insanity into our U.S. society.
I signed; however, I should never have had to sign a petition like this one if we had a SANE SOCIETY.

Giana P (398)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:16 pm
Noted and signed. These idiotic matches must be stopped! Humans are so pathetic! Go play with yourselves!

Janice S (133)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:03 am
This is wrond and should not be done. Of course I signed.and will forward a s well.

Carol C (97)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:09 am
Signed and Noted. Thank you.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:50 pm
Noted & already Signed. Thanks Michelle.

Trish K (93)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:50 pm
Petition closed. Sounds like Livja Sorenson got the answers to my questions and the matches have been called off.

M s (2)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:12 pm
How much more barbaric can humans be???

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:50 pm
National Guard members have no business being involved inn this Baned Activity whick amounts to abuse of roos & is illegal.

R T (14)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:14 am
What, is the National Guard made up of children?
Oops! No, children have more brains, they would never have sanctioned that boxing match.
It's called the 'Little man syndrome' they have to beat up on something smaller and weaker to make themselves feel good. Shame.

Pamela W (75)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:05 am
Sorry I missed this one till today - petition now closed - hopefully it's done its job !!! Keep us updated on this one please ......... this must never happen again ANYWHERE !!!

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:23 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted as saying, “Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

Emilia M (9)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:45 pm
Darn! I didn't get to sign it today cuz I checked my email late. I hope this petition works. How sick could people get?! Boxing matches with kangaroos??? Really??? Get a life, people!

Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:46 am
Noted and signed. World of Wackos! Animals deserve to live with dignity and in peace. Thanks Michelle!

Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:50 am
Sorry - noted - went on site and the petition was closed. Hope everything turned out positive for these kangaroos.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:21 pm
already signed, keep us updated on what actually happens with regards to the hopeful positive impact of the petition.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:09 am
Petition closed, sorry

federico b (46)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:42 am
Petizione chiusa. mi dispiace.
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