Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is known for its long history of abusing animals.
Although there is a growing awareness of how animals are treated at circuses, there is an insufficient number of people who actually realise the hellish life that the animals have to endure.
Well-meaning parents take their children to see the animals “perform”, unaware of the cruelty that has been inflicted on them so they can “entertain” the spectators.
Below is an image of a baby elephant being “trained”. It is being broken. It is being tortured. These people are torturing a baby.
You can help by spreading the word Tell Everyone: Ringling Beats Animals!
You can also help by signing the PETA petition Sign Here to Stop Circus Cruelty!
There are other circuses and there are other organisations like care2 who strive towards making a difference in the world.
Something that is happening in another town or another country does not affect you personally, and you may think there is no point to putting your name on a petition, but petitions do work. Sharing information helps.
People who make money out of cruelty to animals rely on the paying customers to continue the exploitation of animals. The more the paying customer becomes aware of the cruelty, the less likely they will attend these inhumane events. The greater the number of people who sign petitions, the more likely the relevant authorities will act.
YouTube: Ringling Bros. cruelty Warning: A lot of people may find these videos too upsetting to watch.