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Number of Petition Signatures to date: 10731

To join our Virtual Protest, please sign our Petition!

Anna J.
Australia (NSW)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Anna W.
Australia (Select a state)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
frieda b.
Australia (South Africa)

it is wrong to use wild animals for entertainment
Emma M.
Australia (NSW)

Animals are not entertainment and deserve to be treated with dignity.
chantell b.
Australia (QLD)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Zade W.
Australia (Queensland)

I believe animals should not be used in circuses, not just because it's cruel and unethical, but also because it's unnecessary as Cirque De Sole have proven. The circuses may be ran by nice people, however the animals suffer serious physical and mental health problems from transportation and captivity and scientists have proven through the measurements of cortisol and other observational and chemical tests that animals suffer from stress and anxiety and many other health problems, all just to entertain humans and make the owners some profit, which they could be making through human circuses or other business! :)
Tanya H.
Australia (NSW)

The circus is about amazement, talent, and fun. Cruelty to animals is none of these!
Jasmin B.
Australia (South Australia)

I'm sure that the people who are for animal circuses would feel different if it were human beings being confined and chained in order to entertain. Animal circuses are never ok.
Malwina B.
Australia (Queensland)

Animals should NOT be subjected to the inhumane conditions of circus life. Change their fate today!
Glen N.
Australia (Qld)

No ethical person can present a reasonable justification for animal circuses, or any other form of animal slavery/exploitation.
Erin R.
Australia (Qld )

It's wrong to exploit animals for entertainment.
Gemma N.
Australia (QLD)

I refuse to attend any performance where animals are abused. Release these beautiful animals they are not here for our entertainment
Angel L.
Australia (Nsw)

Wild animals should never be kept in captivity. Animal circuses should no longer exist these days. It is utterly cruel and inhumane to treat animals like that. Look who are the real 'animals' here!
Mia K.
Australia (ACT)

I hate animals performing for our entertainment and I hate the people who make them do it! thanks a lot to those idiots who hurt animals!
Annie J.
Australia (Victoria)

Animals have value
Valeria M.
Australia (New South Wales)

Animals being used in circuses should be banned worldwide. The mistreatment of innocent creatures is heartbreaking and knowing that people consciously hurt them with no remorse is alarming.
Cathie L.
Australia (Qld)

I am an Animal Activist and detest Animals being used for entertainment and exploitation.
Laura N.
Australia (Victoria)

Animals deserve to be free and not carted around, abused and forced to perform.
ione c.
Australia (Queensland )

Animals get beaten /trained and I won't go or take my kids
Australia (NSW)

actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human “entertainment.” Many of these animals even pay with their lives...WOULD YOU SWAP YOURSELF WITH THESE ANIMALS?
Erica N.
Australia (QLD)

'The King belongs in the Jungle' Not in the circus of cruelty.
katie g.
Australia (sydney)

no animals should ever be used in circuses
Selena C.
Australia (qld)

They are not for our entertainment
Rosemary R.
Australia (NSW)

Using animals in circuses is cruel, exploiting them for profit. Performing in circuses is fine for humans who have a choice, but NOT for animals who don't have a choice.
Sahara F.
Australia (VIC)

animals are not ours to be confined and used for our entertainment..how would you like it if you were caged whipped bullied in to performing tricks for nothing... they deserve to be free like anyone else and any other animal. how would you like your child taken from her home and then trained and caged to entertain humans..so why do this? you are disgraceful
Leah F.
Australia (QLD )

So disgusting a human can do this...can't comprehend how this is legal. It should be illegal and the assholes who partake in this should be abused and given the death penalty.
Marion B.
Australia (Western Australia)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Daniela P.
Australia (QLD)

Animals should not suffer or be mistreated just for human amusement.
bobt n.
Australia (sydney)

carolyn i.
Australia (nsw)

Animals need to be in their natural environment and not in circuses or zoos
Donna C.
Australia (Western Australia)

It is time to look at all animals in captivity (including those in dolphinariums) and make decisions based on their welfare and their right to freedom... any less makes us a truly barbaric species... it is time to right the wrongs of the past...
Anj D.
Australia (NSW)

Don't buy a ticket !!
Nicole B.
Australia (Rheinland-Pfalz)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Jacqueline C.
Australia (Indiana )

Animals shouldn't be shown for treats or trainings!!!
craig s.
Australia (queensland)

Animal circuses are barbaric and have no place in today's society!
Emma D.
Australia (Queensland)

I feel animals should be appreciated in their natural environment. Not as an unfulfilled abused and broken spirited beast.
Chloe F.
Australia (NSW)

Poking and prodding animals in circuses is extremely cruel! Animals be should wild and free, not performing painful tricks for people's amusement!!!!!!
Tash M.
Australia (New South Wales)

Humans who do this don't deserve to be alive - simple as that, if they can't respect and appreciate animals then they shouldn't have the right to live, I hate humans who abuse and mistreat animals, they are scum on the earth.
Danielle M.
Australia (Tas)

Do not take their innocence away only to be exploited to an eventual death.
Sushrut P.
Australia (VIC)

Animals in circuses should be totally BANNED!!!!!!!
claudia g.
Australia (vic)

it should be stopped right away these innocent animals don't deserve to live like this!
cynthia B.
Australia (tasmania)

John M.
Australia (New South Wales)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Kay P.
Australia (New South Wales)

Animals are not ours to use and abuse... rather they are here to add balance to our beautiful planet. We MUST take care of them and let them live in peace
Valerie S.
Australia (CA)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Tracey M.
Australia (Victoria)

Animals do not belong in a zoo performing tricks for humans. They are caged up treated poorly and should be freed immediately! People need to be aware of what that animal has gone through in training to perform for humans for profit. Shame shame shame !!!
Margot C.
Australia (NSW )

It is heartless and wrong. Animals have feelings too
Cherish M.
Australia (NSW)

It is an abomination that we make poor defenceless animals live outside their natural habitat to entertain us humans!
Amy B.
Australia (NSW)

Animals belong in the wild! There are so many better alternatives to animal circuses.
Marina B.
Australia (Queensland)

Making animals perform is disgusting.
von c.
Australia (victoria)

Vanessa F.
Australia (Nsw)

This is terribly sad using animals for human satisfaction, they suffer immensely while being trained and it's not fair, they should be freed to a happy natural environment
Kerry W.
Australia (Victoria)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
vickie r.
Australia (WA)

No, No, NO!
Denise K.
Australia (united kingdom)

Minutes of entertainment. A LIFE TIME OF MISERY
Gabrielle S.
Australia (NSW)

In this age of enlightenment it is deplorable that these magnificent animals are STILL being exploited for cheap thrills as human entertainment...
Karin L.
Australia (São Paulo)

It is not fair to use non human animals for human fun!
amanda s.
Australia (vic)

What people get joy out of forcing an animal to live in a cage and act UNNATURALLY for our entertainment? These animals would NEVER stay if they weren't being forced and tortured and had no chance of escape. This is cruel beyond words and anyone who thinks otherwise should experience the horrific treatment of spending life in captivity and working in a circus as a slave and see how they feel after that.
Daniel E.
Australia (Victoria)

it's disgusting, it seems surreal that governments allow it.
Torsten H.
Australia (vancover)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Dirce E.
Australia (NSW)

Stand on your own head!
Ian S.
Australia (Vic)

Time for humans to grow up. We should not use other species as a form of entertainment. They should be left to act normally, not perform bizarre tricks for us.
Michelle M.
Australia (Choose a State)

We do not need animals in circuses, stop the cruel acts.
Alana P.
Australia (Queensland )

I saw first hand as a child circus animals and this practice of animals in circuses should be banned now
Keith T. S.
Australia (Queensland)

I am totally opposed to Animals Exotic or Otherwise, being used in a circus!
Irene M.
Australia (S.A)

Animals should be treated with dignity they are not on this planet to be exploited or used for our entertainment or dragged around the countryside
Chelsea B.
Australia (NSW)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Rachel F.
Australia (NSW)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
paul s.
Australia (qld)

Incredibly disappointed that the gold coast council has turned around and let lennon bros in for their horrible practices. Have you guys seen films like Blackfish? Make a short movie.
Daniella F.
Australia (Qld )

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Fiona T.
Australia (NSW)

It is impossible to 'tame' a wild animal. If the only choice is 'break' them I say NO.
Anna W.
Australia (NSW)

Humanity should know better
Jessica B.
Australia (NSW)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Sonia R.
Australia (NSW)

Complete and utter disrespect for other living beings. They do NOT exist for our entertainment.
Nola S.
Australia (QLD)

These beautiful creature should be retired to a sanctuary to live a life of joy after being dragged around the countryside in appalling hot containers, chained for all their days, and expected to perform!!
Sean C.
Australia (Queensland)

Suffering is not entertainment
Anabelle R.
Australia (QLD)

No Animals Anymore In The Circus!
Danni S.
Australia (QLD)

The idea that we can enslave, exploit, abuse, torture and kill animals for trivial reasons such as taste, amusement, religious/cultural beliefs or tradition is absurd.
Donna H.
Australia (SA)

Society as a whole should be better than this! No animal should be subjected to cruelty of any kind, especially for entertainment purposes!!!
Helen W.
Australia (Nsw)

Can't believe Australia had not stopped this decades ago. WTF!
Miranda W.
Australia (Queensland)

Use of animals in circuses is archaic, disgusting and just plain cruel! Why do we need animals in circuses when there are plenty of fantastic circuses that involve humans performing? Eg. Circus Oz and Cirque du Soleil.
brett d.
Australia (qld)

It's disgraceful to see animals in these circumstances
janet s.
Australia (qld)

The life for animals in circuses is totally devoid of any enrichment and is therefore cruel.
lee d.
Australia (qld)

Animals are not for our entertainment, you can just appreciate them in their natural habitat. It makes me cringe to see advertisements of tigers jumping through hoops and dancing horses. Just awful.
Colleen C.
Australia (Queensland)

Circus is outdated and unhealthy for the animals. It teaches children that animals are here FOR us, when in fact they are here WITH us.
lara m.
Australia (QLD)

it is outdated & disgusting, totally unnecessary in 2014 to make money from using animals to do totally unnatural things
Megan P.
Australia (New South Wales)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Richard R.
Australia (Qld)

They should not be there
Rosemary L.
Australia (VIC)

Circus animals are taken out of their natural environment and tortured to perform. This is cruel, barbaric behaviour and totally unnecessary.
Kim S.
Australia (SA)

This is so wrong Animals should be able to roam free
Jennifer v.
Australia (Queensland)

Having animals in circuses is just plain cruel.
gill p.
Australia (qld)

Animals in circuses are cruel, un-needed and out-dated
Katie R.
Australia (Victoria)

Please stop using animals. It is cruel and unnecessary.
Lorraine H.
Australia (victoria)

Please stop this cruel practice...time to advance a bit as humans - don't you think?
Natasha d.
Australia (WA )

A Life of misery for human entertainment. Very sad.
Tracey S.
Australia (WA)

This is a cruel, cruel practice that needs to stop!!
Ali W.
Australia (Western Australia)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Carole B.
Australia (Western Australia)

This is not where animals belong
Chamindri S.
Australia (Queensland )

No animals in circuses
Kenzcie A.
Australia (Nsw)

With the information and education readily available today, there is no excuse to continue supporting these animal exploiters within the circus.
David S.
Scotland (Aberdeenshire)

Tigers are close to extinction along with many other species. But these wild animals should be what they are ought to be...WILD!
Bella W.
United Kingdom (Staffordshire )

There is nothing entertaining about seeing wild animals perform like robots. These days we have Internet, you tube, etc and can watch animals in their natural habitat with amazement. Leave these animals alone it may have been popular before Internet and TV but the appeal has gone.
Annick C.
France (Select One)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Erika M.
Germany (Bayern)

Would you also take you children to make money for you? It's a question of decency, character and responsibility. People have it or they don't.
Dianne S.
United KIngdom (Middlesex)

The animals in a circus are being abused for the financial gain of humans. They should be given their freedom!
Aneta M.
United Kingdom (Norfolk)

It's a hideous abuse.
Di O.
USA (Alaska)

ABSOLTELY NO! to animals in the circus - have people perform instead! Traditions of abuse END NOW!
eilish fitzgerald F.
Ireland (Munster )

Its disgraceful and it should be stopped with immediate effect..amen
deborah s.
United States (TX)

I am appalled. This is very disturbing for children and adults. Abuse of these most magnificent animals is despicable.Time has arrived to not have wildlife in circuses.Been here for decade already. Stop this.
Athina G.
Greece (Thessaloniki)

Imagine you and your children in prison. This is how the animals feel.
Andrea d.
USA (washington)

This makes me sick
Dianne P.
United States (GA)

Elephants are one of God's most loving and intelligent creations. They should not be used for the amusement of human beings. I hope this ruthless torture will soon stop.
Claire B.
United Kingdom (Staffordshire)

I think any animal that is tortured into submission and then used to entertain bored humans is a disgrace and those reaping financial benefit from such abuse should be jailed!
Erica W.
UK (Leicestershire )

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Candis m.
usa (az)

You're all scumbags overpowering a baby and hurting its soul. Rot in hell!!!!!
Bess H.
United States (Illinois )

This has to stop!!! No animal deserves this type of treatment! Thank you!
Brenda R.
Canada (Ontario)

Animals deserve to be free and happy. Not abused and caged by humans.
Christine L.
UK (Cheshire)

Adrian S.
England ()

This is outright cruelty and abuse of a baby animal. Let these beautiful creatures live their life in the natural surroundings where they should be.
Catalina A.
Ireland (None)

elena m.
Romania (Romania)

Shame on you heartless and greedy people!I am teaching my children to love animals and avoid circuses.
frances g.
United Kingdom (AK)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Chris I.
South Africa (Kwazulu-Natal)

This is beyond cruel. I say no more to animals being tortured so the human can make a quick buck.
Franziska E.
Germany (Niedersachsen)

End the unnecessary suffering!
Erika D.

Diana F.
New Zealand (Otago)

Animals are treated cruelly in circuses and I consider they should no longer be allowed to be used.
Brigitte g.
Austria (vienna)

bomba o.
france (nord)

les animaux ne sont pas des jouets
Nicole L.

Circus animals are slaves. Slavery of all types should be illegal!
Gail T.
Canada (On)

This barbaric treatment of animals for entertainment and profit needs to be abolished permanently ! They are living beings and deserve to live happy lives !
Helle V.
USA (Ma)

It's a cruel Inhumane sadistic act. Wild animals should never ever be used for entertainment.
Nina E.
United Kingdom (East Sussex)

It's archaic and down right evil. The people that actually train (aka torture) the animals are sadistic psychopaths. Basically they often take them from their families, beat them frequently for years and keep them in small very unnatural places. To think that anyone would do this or watch them for entertainment is beyond belief and utterly heartbreaking.
maggy g.
Nederland (io)

Animal cruelty must stop now. RESPECT ALL LIFE !!!!
Ann-louise K.
England (wigan )

Animals should be free living their lives in peace animals are not here to be abused and starved in order to do daft tricks all in the name of entertainment it's evil cruel and animals don't choose this awful life please release all animals from circuses into a sanctuary were they can live a good life in peace.
hong y.
malaysia (penang)

Stop animal cruelty!
Kristen L.
United States (MA)

Susan H.

It is evil, barbaric cruelty to exploit animals in circuses. They live in horrific conditions, traveling, and being forced to do unnatural tricks for human greed and so called entertainment.
Angela Q.
United States (California)

Linda N.
UK (Lincolnshire)

So cruel and outdated, should have been banned long ago!!!
Ruth G.
United Kingdom (Northampton)

This is a barbaric way to treat any animal, this has to stop NOW
linda l.
united kingdom (aberdeen)

This is so wrong these poor animals need to be in the wild and not for public entertaiment
maria s.
Sverige (Stockholm)

It breaks my heart!!!!! :( please stop hurting animals
wilmayra G.
Venezuela (Caracas)

Dejen de abusar de los "SIN VOZ" respeten a los seres sintientes y con derechos
Jewel C.

Any & all cruelty is unacceptable!
Liz L.
United StatesAustralia (wa)

The torture and beating and use of electric shock that is used in training the animals for the circus is cruel. Animals should not be used as entertainment.
Joy M.
united states (ca)

Animals belong in the wild
G L.
Canada (QUEBEC)

Trop d exigenges, et de regles, l usage du fouet, ils ont droits d etre libres.
Julia F.
UK (LE129TP)

People who do this are sick!
A. M.
USA (Florida)

Animals are NOT here to entertain US. Please BOYCOTT all Circuses, Zoo's, etc. ALL BEINGS FEEL ♥
Helena U.
United States (10976)

I will never take my children to the circus. Wild animals do not belong in the circus. Set them FREE.
Helen B.
Uk (Huddersfield)

Scummy bastards!!
Lynne M.
South Africa (Gauteng)

This is cruel demeaning and totally unacceptable!
Caroline S.
france (EU)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Diane B.
United States (NH)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Tina J.
uk (middx)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Jessica W.
United States (TN)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Melanie S.
United Kingdom (State)

Animals are not an asset, leave them be! It would be inappropriate to use children or someone who was judged inferior (due to race, sex etc)...and so it is inappropriate to use animals!
Belgium (antwerp)

This kind of abuse should have been banned long ago, why do I have to sign against it again and again!!!???
Mirije S.
Germany (Germany)

It is not human and fun to watch a result of torture happen in front of your eyes. A circus is not a home for an elephant, and tigers and other animals. We should leave these animals alone in their homes with their families. Me and a lot of people that I know, we don't go to circuses where there are animals.
Cynthia T.
United States (Maryland )

These animals should be free. How would these people like to be chained and abused?
luc v.
België (brugsebaan 160)

dieren horen niet in de circus maar in de vrije natuur.
Courtney R.
United States (VA)

I cannot stand Circuses and I will NEVER take my children to a circus! I cannot stand people who abuse animals!
Meredith W.
USA (Tx)

Animals are not our puppets or property; they deserve freedom. Anyone who intentionally hurts another being needs to find their heart.
Chantal G.
Canada (Quebec)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
sherri m.
usa (ca)

I hope you all rot in hell for what you have done. At least die penniless due to lack of support for your line of work.
joanne p.
united kingdom (hereford)

No animal deserves to be abused they have a right to live their lives in freedom they are not for our entertainment.
Anke H.
Germany (Niedersachsen)

No sentient being should be enslaved, commodified, exploited, used for 'entertainment' purposes and forced to work against his or her will, be caged and denied freedom and a natural habitat - ever!
lorena a.
mexico (quintana roo)

please stop using animals in order to get money¡¡ get a job¡¡
lynda l.
ireland (dublin)

It sickens me that this still happens around the world still. There's not enoug media coverage on the matter or the matter of animal abuse in general.it has to end
Karin S.
Germany (Berlin)

say NO to animals in circuses
Nadia V.
Greece (Athens)

In Greece we ban Circuses. It's your turn now. Make it happen!!
John Mark R.
Canada (Ontario)

Animals are not on this Earth for our entertainment.
Katherine F.
United States (New York)

Circuses abuse their animals both physically and emotionally. The constant traveling and performances make the animals mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. We do not need animals as our entertainment and this barbaric way of treating them needs to end.
Carolyn S.

Animals belong in the wild only
kimberlee m.
usa (Alabama)

stop this!!
Samantha S.
United State (New York )

It's immoral, cruel, and outdated idea. The time for change is NOW!
Muhammad S.
Singapore (Singapore)

How would you feel if somebody took you away from home to some place miles away, forcing you to do something you hate for the rest of your lives? And beating you senselessly if you don't cooperate? Exactly.
asiiat a.
russia (dagestan)

No animal abuse. Let's put human beings in circus and the world will go crazy about the people's rights but nobody will care about the animals' rights and about how they are cruelly treated there.
Alec K.
USA (California)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Misty S.

Will not support animals in circuses. I will not ever go to another circus or give any money towards a circus until there is an end to this.
Melanie C.
United States (Colorado)

It is the cruellest form of entertainment and should be abolished from the face of the earth.
Wayne A.

A life in a cage for an animal is no life at all..... Let's end the suffering and abuse. SAY NO TO ANIMAL CIRCUSES !!!!
Edith z.
USA (chicago )

Animals don't deserve to be treated so cruelly: please don't support the circus by going or taking your kids.
Cindy h.
United States of America (California)

Cruel and unnecessary punishment. Not OK for any creature
Lourdes A.

Animals are not for our amusement in circuses or any other thing like it!!
Nancy R.
Canada (Ontario)

Not just in Circuses. Innocent animals have been mistreated far too long! In this modern world of awareness, we should be stopping the abuse of animals around the world!
Jeanette P.
USA (Florida)

All living beings deserve to live with dignity.
Irene D.
Italia (None)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
luís l.
Portugal (lisboa)

stop the torture of these our friends,urgently!
Martina d.
Belgium (Liege)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
Jan G.
United Kingdom (None)

Humans do not have the right to exploit animals.
Brent F.
America (Texas)

So sad.
Brandee F.
America (Texas)

So sad. I want to help.
maria j.
united kingdom (wales)

Say No to Animals in Circuses
estephani r.
houston (Texas)

Animals deserve a life of freedom like us to enjoy live in their habitat.people don't need to see animals in circus to have fun or make us happy please free animals from the cruelty of your circus
Lucia G.
Europe (Slovakia)

I just do not like it! Animals are suffering and it is a torture for them. Circuses are totally needless in this world and giving us nothing. When I see these animals on pictures and their sad eyes it makes me cry :( please people, stop it!
jon h.

janice .
Canada (British Columbia)

We don't need any animal circus. That's it!
Sara B.
Canada (Ontario)

Animals were never meant to be entertainment for human beings. They are ripped away from their families who grieve for them. Elephants are an example of this. Worse, their families are often killed in order to take the babies away. Then they are starved (tigers) and beaten (elephants) and treated utterly cruelly so that they will do what their trainers want them to do. Everything is utterly wrong with using animals in circuses. If you want entertainment, use people like Cirque de Soleil. That is by far more entertaining than watching animals suffering just to please.
Susanne F.
Germany (DE)

It is sad to look inside a cage... but for the caged animal it is hell to look outside of his cage!!! Let them be what they are - The big Lords great creatures and they deserve to run free!!!!