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Stop Child Circus Slavery in India ! TAKE ACTION !

Society & Culture  (tags: children, slaves, circus, India, protection, humans )

- 3131 days ago -
As many as 500 children are currently circus slaves in India. Being sent from other countries such as Nepal, most parents are lured into the trap that their child will have a more fufiling life as what, blackmarket child sellers call, "famous performers


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DC Bass (269)
Monday February 22, 2010, 1:28 pm
And support Planned Parenthood.

Marta Away (55)
Monday February 22, 2010, 4:06 pm
Please end all types of slavery! I can not sign (only available for those who live in U.S). Noted. Thanks for share!

Michael Feenaughty (267)
Monday February 22, 2010, 4:22 pm
Noted and signed.

Barbara K (62)
Monday February 22, 2010, 4:28 pm
Noted and signed, and yes, they need family planning services and birth control in a lot of countries where people are starving. I've wondered why no one is supplying these services.

NoEmailsPls W (95)
Monday February 22, 2010, 4:35 pm
Signed TY Cher

. (0)
Monday February 22, 2010, 5:27 pm
Signed Cher, thanks...I can't believe the gall of these people...and the parents should know better!!

Tierney G (381)
Monday February 22, 2010, 5:43 pm
Signed thanks Cher

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday February 22, 2010, 5:48 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Stop child circus slavery in India"
Thanks Cher

Pat B (356)
Monday February 22, 2010, 5:51 pm
TY, Cher. Done

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Monday February 22, 2010, 9:19 pm
N/TY Cher, for bringing this to my attention. Signed with great appreciation as I "missed" this one due to too many emails. wink!

Shirley S (187)
Monday February 22, 2010, 9:26 pm
noted & signed

Elaine R (130)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 1:28 am

Michelle Huang (0)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 1:52 am

Kay F (550)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 2:34 am
Thanks Cher.
Thank you for signing the petition "Stop child circus slavery in India"

Cate S (7)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 3:32 am
This shocking story reminds us of how poverty damages people's lives. To have to sell your children! Time to ask Governmnets to forgive 3rd world debt as anther way of preventing child slavery.

Maryanne C (111)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 7:07 am
Signed and noted,thanks Cher.

Lynn M (192)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 7:35 am
Signed and noted.

Eileen Sarett-Cuasay (18)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 11:16 am
This is heartbreaking. Thank you for posting it.

Micha ella Vlasblom (42)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 11:56 am
Help their parents get the income they need to support their families!

Sacred Space (39)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 12:25 pm
Can't sign...out of USA, but noted and thank you for the awareness. i would never have thought this is happening. When you think you've seen it all.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 1:04 pm

Megan V (28)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 1:18 pm
Please sign!

ivona P (145)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 1:30 pm
Gladly signed and forwarded.

Odin Torchwood (45)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 1:44 pm
I tried to sign the petition to end this evil practice but as a non-Americain, I was unable to do so. If a similar petition comes along for us €uropeans to sign, I will do so. Notéd with ANGER. Those poor children face a sad future without our help.

Shailja Mukhtyar (90)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 2:06 pm
noted, signed,as also signed to#91 help educate the blind kids.... pl click... on same page

Theodore R. WOZNICK (431)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 2:23 pm

Anne T (180)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 2:26 pm
Noted and shared :)

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 3:50 pm
Noted and signed

Glyn P (58)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 5:24 pm
noted & signed

Deborah O (98)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 6:39 pm
Parents who sell their children in Nepal and India are not always starving or in desperate straits. It is quite common for parents to sell little girls into jobs like these and worse, much worse, to pay for a brother to have a fancy wedding, for a brother going to school to be indulged with extra luxuries, for anything in fact that the more valued male child wants. Sometimes several children will be sold from the same family in order to pay for the oldest boy's tuition. Nice for him, but not so nice for his siblings who now have little chance of ever getting any education of their own. Of course, this isn't always the case and many families are truly desperate when they sell a child but those who have fought against the many armed monster that is child slavery will tell you that the reasons I mentioned are far too common. What despair the child must feel as they work, whether in a circus like these children, or a fireworks factory, or a balloon factory, or a brothel or a medical recycling operation(breaking down used syringes into component parts with no protective gear at all for example). What fear. What sorrow.

Donna B (2)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 6:52 pm

Elaine Metz (19)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 7:09 pm
Read and noted, live in Canada, cannot sign

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 7:44 pm
noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 8:35 pm
Same goes for these child acrobats in Chinese circuses.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 8:52 pm
Signed; thanks, Cher.

Tere M (75)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 9:09 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher! ~

Victoria Brown (3)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 9:10 pm
No child should be m,ade to suffer these horrible treatment this out and out abuse of children and needs to be outlawed.

Beth P (32)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 9:25 pm
Awful, just awful! Petition signed.

The more I read about what goes on in the world - the hatred, the violence, the cruelty, --
The more I think someone should just go ahead and blow up the world and start over!!!!!

Lopz l (16)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 12:38 am

Saleha J (6)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 5:59 am
Children are innocent and meant to live life without a care in the world, not have the weight of the world on their shoulders. They're our future, this is not the way to treat them.

Jere W (9)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 7:03 am
Noted thanks

. (0)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 8:13 am
I agree with this cause. Children are most injured in actual society

Debbie Peddicord (0)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 9:06 am

MmAway M (511)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 9:45 am
Already signed and forwarded, sorry, now after reading some comments forgot the number, but it was I think only #126 with mine.

Not many for all of these people - this is a Change.Org petition and I use my married name on that for anyone thinking I am not signing these petitions. FYI

. (0)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 10:56 am
Ditto to DC Bass's comment.

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 11:41 am
Thanks for Signing
You signed this petition on Feb 22, 2010
Sent letter to Mary Landrieu , Amy Klobuchar , Kit Bond , Kay Hutchison and John Cornyn

Kitty Courtney (11)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 2:49 pm
I just have to make one more point, if birth control was available, and/or desired, in these countries, maybe having so many children that the girls are sold so that the boys can have all the advantages would cease to be a problem. I believe that the #1 problem we are facing, more than any of the other apocalyptic scenarios we face, is overpopulation. We are very nearly at critical mass now. If you think blood for oil is cause for war, just think what blood for water will be like. We are consuming all the earth's resources faster than they can be replenished. Sadly, I am becoming more cynical every day. Maybe what we're going to get is just what we deserve.

Philippa P (154)
Thursday February 25, 2010, 8:45 pm
Children are always so vulnerable.

Damaris C (147)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 10:44 am
Thanks Cher!

I have cross posted in our Slavery Today Group, in the Petitions thread:


Vivien Green (153)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:35 pm
noted. could not sign petition time has ended.
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