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Rakhi Sawant Strips Down to Stripes for Circus Animals: please send one message

October 23, 2010

From PETA

Immediate, please sign and send:
Please Call for an Immediate Ban on the Use of Animals in Circuses

BACKGROUND

When international cover girl, singer and reigning queen of reality TV Rakhi Sawant learned how animal “performers” are bullied and beaten under the big top, she pounced on the chance to pose for a new PETA anti-circus ad.

Why is Sawant fighting mad about animal acts? Animals used in circuses lead miserable lives (below also). Animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads or walk on tightropes. They don’t perform these and other confusing tricks because they want to; they perform them because they’re afraid not to.

Trainers often beat and intimidate animals into submission and obedience. Even the animals’ access to water, food and veterinary care is often severely limited. Animals are crammed into filthy cages and rarely see the sun or breathe fresh air.

“Animals in circuses are beaten and denied everything that is important to them – all for a lifetime of cheap tricks”, says Sawant. “My plea to parents is that if your kids love animals, the last place you should take them is the circus.”

Caring people like you must speak up for animals in circuses. Add your voice to Rakhi Sawant’s and steer clear of circuses that use animals. Ask the Ministry of Environment and Forests to ban the use of animals in circuses immediately.

You Can Help : Please ask the Ministry of Environment and Forests to permanently ban the use of animals in circuses HERE.

MESSAGE TEXT

I am writing to express my serious concerns about the suffering of animals who are used in circuses. Animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads or jump through rings of fire. They perform these and other difficult tricks because they are afraid not to. Circus trainers use ankuses (a rod with a sharp metal hook on the end), whips, sticks and other tools to intentionally injure the animals and force them into submission and obedience.

Elephants in circuses spend the vast majority of their lives shackled in chains. Primates are forced to eat, drink, sleep, defecate and urinate in cramped cages.

You have the power to call for compassionate change. I respectfully urge you to ban the use of animals in circuses.

RESOURCES:

PETA International Animal-Free Circuses

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PETA Circuses India

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Circus berserkus
the circus is in town, what do you see?
as i look out at you, and you look in at me
do you see me as a large, roaring captive toy,
or do you look into my eyes, just know pain, no joy.
do you giggle and point as you mill around my cage,
in my terror annoint as i seethe in rage.
do you not understand that my roar is a shout:
open up the cage door and let me out

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

2 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 24, 2010 5:40 am

    Circus berserkus
    the circus is in town, what do you see?
    as i look out at you, and you look in at me
    do you see me as a large, roaring captive toy,
    or do you look into my eyes, just know pain, no joy.
    do you giggle and point as you mill around my cage,
    in my terror annoint as i seethe in rage.
    do you not understand that my roar is a shout:
    open up the cage door and let me out

    Like

  2. October 24, 2010 2:01 pm

    It’s the 21st century and now time to put an end to the misery of live animals being used in circuses….we must start using more good/important Animal Welfare, in ALL countries that deem themselves civilized.

    Like

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