Tell Groupon to End Deals for Cruel Circuses
Despite receiving information from PETA about the circus industry’s long history of public deception and animal abuse, Groupon continues to offer deals for cruel circuses across the country.
As you can see in this new video narrated by Alec Baldwin, undercover video footage shows that elephants who are forced to perform in the circus are confined, whipped, and beaten for each show. It takes just one look at the pictures provided to PETA by a former Ringling elephant trainer to see the terror in the baby elephants’ eyes as they are surrounded by screaming handlers, who slam them to the ground, beat them, and break their spirits so that they will perform meaningless tricks under the big top. Unfortunately, even after learning about this history of abuse, Groupon continues to promote animal-based circuses through deals on its website.
Countless other businesses have agreed not to support circuses that use animals. After being flooded with complaints from concerned customers, Denny’s, Lukoil, MasterCard, Visa, and Sears terminated their Ringling sponsorships or promotions. In addition, Whole Foods, Ford Motor Co., and General Mills ended their sponsorships of animal-based circuses after learning about these issues from PETA.
Don’t buy Groupon deals, and let the company know why! Please contact Groupon and urge the company to stop promoting cruel circuses.
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Andrew Mason & Julie Mossler
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Dear Mr. Mason and Ms. Mossler,
I was shocked to learn that Groupon, despite knowing about the circus industry’s long history of animal abuse and public deception, continues to support cruelty to animals by offering circus deals.
Circuses engage in many of the worst practices. Elephants are beaten with bullhooks and shocked with electric prods, and handlers rip still-nursing baby elephants away from their protective mothers, chain them for up to 23 hours per day, beat them, and shock them with electric prods in order to force them to perform tricks that are confusing and unnatural to them.
Whole Foods, Ford Motor Co., and General Mills have all ended sponsorships of animal-based circuses after hearing about this abuse.
Please stop supporting cruelty to animals and make the compassionate decision to no longer offer deals for animal-based circuses. Until you have done so, I won’t purchase deals from Groupon and will urge all my friends and family to do the same.
Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.
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