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"Sign Petition Calling NYC to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses!
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June 20, 2017
It was a monumental win for animal rights when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shut down for good earlier this year, but the fight to free circus animals is far from over.
Many countries and major U.S. cities like Los Angeles have already banned the use of wild animals for “entertainment,” and now New York City may be joining them.
A petition on Care2 states new legislation proposed by New York City Councilmembers Rosie Mendez and Corey Johnson would ban the use of dozens of species of “wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement.” If passed, this new law would protect elephants, big cats, zebras, monkeys, bears, and many others.
There has been an abundance of undercover footage that has revealed the suffering circus animals endure, including investigations led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) that exposed tigers being starved for days and whipped profusely as a “training” technique in traveling circuses in America. With all this information available, it is high time governing officials put legislation in place to protect these innocent animals.
If you would like to see New York City approve this proposed law, please take a moment to sign this petition addressed to the New York City Council expressing your support for it. The law is up for a vote Wednesday, June 21st – so make your voice heard!
Please share this with your friends and family as a reminder why we should never support circuses and other businesses that abuse and exploit animals for a profit. The fight to end animal suffering begins with you!
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