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URGENT!!! Save This Suffering Elephant From UniverSoul Misery (Circus) -PLEASE TAKE ACTION!!!

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- 1941 days ago -
Update: As UniverSoul Circus prepares to force Nosey to perform next week in Tallahassee, Florida, actor Cheryl Hines has written an urgent letter to the manager of the North Florida Fairgrounds imploring him to cancel the ailing elephant's appearances.

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Julie E (405)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:22 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 6:15–7:30 p.m.

Please join local PETA supporters for a peaceful protest to speak up for Nosey the elephant [] and all other animals who are forced to perform in circuses:

When: Tuesday, February 26, 6:15–7:30 p.m.
Where: In front of North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32301 (Please meet at the intersection of Paul Russell Road and S. Monroe Street; see this map:
Contact: Kevin Schneider at

The Liebel Family Circus, [] which leases Nosey out to other circuses, has been using and neglecting Nosey for years. She is suffering from a painful skin condition and needs treatment, yet she is being forced to perform for UniverSoul Circus. []

All posters and leaflets will be provided, but please note that reserved parking will not be available. Be sure to read our guide on what to expect [] and please click here [] to join PETA in urging UniverSoul CEO Cedric Walker and North Florida Fairgrounds Manager Mark Harvey to immediately cancel Nosey's appearances in UniverSoul's upcoming shows.

These events are a fun way to help animals, and everyone is welcome!

Julie E (405)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:28 pm
Send e-mail to: (sample below or use that one)

Mark Harvey
North Florida Fairgrounds
Via e-mail:

Dear Mr. Harvey:

I'm writing today on behalf of my friends at PETA—and as someone who grew up in
Tallahassee and has fond memories of the city—to urge you to cancel plans to allow the
UniverSoul Circus to exhibit a suffering elephant named Nosey as part of its shows on February
26 and 27. Many elephants used in circuses become dysfunctional, unhealthy, depressed, and
aggressive as a result of the cruel conditions in which they are kept, but Nosey's well-being is of
particular concern as her exhibitor, Hugo Liebel, faces 33 formal charges for violations of the
Animal Welfare Act. Most of these charges relate to Nosey, including repeatedly chaining her so
tightly that she could barely move, allowing manure to accumulate in her feet, and continually
denying her veterinary care for a chronic and painful skin condition. Despite these charges—and
two decades of U.S. Department of Agriculture citations for failing to properly treat Nosey—
very recent evidence shows that Liebel continues to deny this elephant the care that she so
desperately needs.

I truly hope that you will follow in the footsteps of other venues—including four Arkansas
National Guard armories—and cancel Nosey's planned appearances. UniverSoul can put on an
excellent circus show without exploiting a suffering, neglected elephant.
Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to hearing your decision.

Sincerely yours,

your name

Nicole W (646)
Friday February 22, 2013, 7:36 pm
signed and shared, thank you Julie

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 3:22 am
Done. I already sent out 3 emails on Nosey's behalf. Hang in there Nosey a little longer. We'll get out soon.

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 4:02 am

Christeen A (371)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:24 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 7:54 am
Noted and Thnx Julie :-0

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:17 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared and sent three letters. Need to convince these people, it's bad for business to endorse cruelty to animals. We need more publicity that generally works even though their consciences do not.

Julie E (405)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:06 pm


After learning from PETA that Liebel had been charged with such numerous and serious violations of federal law, the circus's planned appearances at four armories were canceled. Washington and Lee University also canceled a planned appearance by Liebel after learning about the charges. Please urge Walker and Harvey to join these compassionate venues and make the prudent decision not to affiliate themselves with Liebel's cruelty to animals and extensive federal law violations.

Please call Mr. Walker and Mr. Harvey and follow up with a polite note.

Cedric Walker, UniverSoul CEO
c/o Hank Ernest

Mark Harvey, North Florida Fairground

----------SAMPLE LETTER:

Michela M (3964)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:08 pm
Done!! & Noted!!

Edwin M (346)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:28 pm
Thank you Julie

Barb Knight (1688)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:25 pm
Thnx for the great update Julie!

Russell R (87)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:57 pm

Tamara Hayes (185)
Monday February 25, 2013, 8:55 pm
Already done, but twittered and google shared. Thanks Julie, great job!

. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:28 am
done..ty Julie

. (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 9:04 am
Signed and noted - thank you Julie

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:50 am
I have already taken action in this, but now posted a comment as well! Thanks Julie for posting!!!
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