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Tell Glendale to Revoke Notorious Circus’s Permit

December 4, 2012
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

On the morning of November 30, Ramos Bros., which is still parked next to a busy road in Glendale, Calif., allowed three dogs to escape and gallop toward traffic, just a week after a camel broke loose and galloped towards a busy intersection. Additionally, photos taken by a concerned citizen and reviewed by experts show a horse who is suffering from a hoof condition and is clearly in need of corrective care, in violation of California’s animal cruelty provisions. Please immediately send a message to Glendale officials and ask them to revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit now.

Last Friday, November 23, a camel escaped from the Ramos Bros. Circus and galloped toward a busy intersection, causing a traffic jam and endangering both herself and the public. Despite this dangerous incident, Ramos Bros. is still performing in Glendale and housing animals near a busy road. Please contact Glendale city officials immediately and urge them to revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit and to ensure that the city never hosts a circus that uses exotic animals again!

In addition to this latest incident, Ramos Bros. has a history of violating federal and local laws and failing to provide animals with care. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently cited Ramos Bros. for operating without a required federal license, and PETA has received numerous reports from the public suggesting that Ramos Bros. regularly abuses animals, including tying them up so tightly that they cannot stand, forcing them to live in urine- and feces-filled enclosures, and failing to provide them with water and shade.

Please speak up for animals and public safety by asking Glendale officials to immediately revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit and to join the growing list of cities—including Pasadena, Corona, Encinitas, and Santa Ana—that have pledged never to host circuses that use exotic animals.



WHOM TO CONTACT

fquintero@ci.glendale.ca.us; sochoa@ci.glendale.ca.us; jduran@ci.glendale.ca.us; vgharpetian@ci.glendale.ca.us; rkhan@ci.glendale.ca.us; lpatric@ci.glendale.ca.us; dsharkey@ci.glendale.ca.us


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Mayor Quintero, Mr. Ochoa, Mr. Duran, and Commission Members:

Please protect both Glendale residents and animals used by circuses by immediately revoking the permit that the city issued to the Ramos Bros. Circus. Ramos Bros. unnecessarily jeopardized public safety and animal welfare again by allowing three dogs escape and run toward a busy street on November 30, just a week after the circus allowed a camel to escape and run toward a busy Glendale intersection. Despite these dangerous incidents, Ramos Bros. is continuing to house animals adjacent to a busy road.

Additionally,  photos taken by a concerned citizen and reviewed by experts show a horse who is suffering from a hoof condition and is clearly in need of corrective care, in violation of California’s animal cruelty provisions.

Ramos Bros.—like all circuses that force animals to perform—has a history of disregarding federal and local laws that pertain to animal welfare and public safety, which is why Glendale should not only revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit but also ensure that the city does not host a circus that uses animals again.

Sincerely,

NAME


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


6 Comments leave one →
  1. christine permalink
    December 4, 2012 11:41 am

    any petitions?

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    • December 4, 2012 11:55 am

      Not that I am aware of, but if somebody forwards one to me, I’ll post it along with the sample letter.

      Like

  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    December 4, 2012 1:12 pm

    a repost of a poem i wrote:
    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

  3. December 4, 2012 5:18 pm

    sent emails and shared in several places thanks Stacey i HATE circuses!!!! Wonderful poem Karen!!!

    Like

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