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Ringling has closed, but Feld Entertainment has chosen to sell off their lions, tigers, and a leopard to a circus in Munich, Germany, called Zirkus Krone. This is NOT what we asked for! These cats deserve retirement and freedom! Sign now to speak out against this despicable decision!
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The news of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus's closing in May 2017 was met with thunderous applause from animal lovers across the planet. The end of the circus means the end to more than a hundred years of animal cruelty. There is a great deal to celebrate about the closure, but there's still work to be done. The fate of the animals so many rallied to protect is still up in the air.

Finding homes for dozens of animals in need is no easy feat. The company that owns Ringling Bros, Feld Entertainment, owns the majority of the animals used in their shows, including the most visible animals associated with the circus, tigers. There are also dozens of other species that present unique difficulties in rehoming. Kangaroos, llamas, camels, horses, and more all need safe homes that can address their species' specific needs.

Feld Entertainment has publicly stated that they are committed to finding "suitable homes" for all the animals, but they have failed to elaborate on what constitutes a "suitable home."

These animals deserve to live out their days in accredited, reputable sanctuaries. Ringling needs to commit to making sure they don't end up with private owners, other circuses, or roadside zoos. The laws for exotic animal ownership vary state by state, and there's very little federal oversight, so it's up to Feld Entertainment to do right by their circus animals.

The only acceptable and "suitable" fate for these animals is for them to retire to accredited sanctuaries live out their days.

After years of abuse and mistreatment, it is time for Ringling's animals to find peace. Help make sure Feld Entertainment does the right thing and protects every animal by sending every single one to an accredited sanctuaries!

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To Feld Entertainment,

The closing of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is certainly the end of an era, and for many, a tragic one. While the institution may be gone, the legacy of Ringling Brothers is not, and the fate of the animals in your care will forever cement that legacy.

The care and upkeep of wild animals, as you certainly know, is far from simple. Finding appropriate homes for many of the animals will be difficult. However, it is imperative that every animal under your charge is sent to a safe, accredited sanctuary that will provide them a quiet, and peaceful home to live out their days in retirement.

Making sure each animal ends up in a sanctuary that can give them the best home isn't going to be easy, but the legacy of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus hinges on making sure the animals that made the circus famous end up living happy and full lives in retirement instead of in the hands of private owners, other circuses, or roadside zoos.

Help make sure that the circus is remembered for the right reasons.


Petition Signatures

Jun 26, 2017 michelle penny its your obligation to keep those animals safe and to make dam sure they are placed in a reputable enviorment.dont shut the door on the animals just because your done dont even go there
Jun 24, 2017 Elizabeth Barrera
Jun 24, 2017 Ursela Rabe
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
Jun 22, 2017 Maurizio Slanzi
Jun 22, 2017 Andreia Teixeira
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 sophia wilson If these animals have been used by humans then they deserve to be properly looked after.
Jun 21, 2017 Barbara Dincau
Jun 21, 2017 Jan Hays
Jun 21, 2017 Lisa Hamilton
Jun 21, 2017 Linda Granato
Jun 21, 2017 June Helker
Jun 21, 2017 Susannah Hutchison
Jun 21, 2017 franca frebet
Jun 21, 2017 Alice Rondeau
Jun 21, 2017 Silvânia Rutkowski
Jun 20, 2017 Lisa Algee These majestic animals have been enslaves for years! Finally do them right by placing them in accredited sanctuaries so they will not endure anymore needless suffering!!! They deserve that!!!
Jun 20, 2017 Susan Robertson
Jun 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2017 Stephen Bono
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert These animals have suffered enough.. they deserve to be able to live the rest of their lives in peace in a sanctuary.....
Jun 20, 2017 emily dugan
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 annick louvet
Jun 19, 2017 Davi Parrish
Jun 19, 2017 betsy cousins-coleman
Jun 19, 2017 Rex De Silva
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Paula Kennon
Jun 19, 2017 Oscar Landé
Jun 19, 2017 janese hexon
Jun 19, 2017 Marti Worth
Jun 19, 2017 Stephanie Cruz
Jun 19, 2017 Sharon Porter
Jun 19, 2017 Ewa Perczak
Jun 19, 2017 Carol Tracey Allow these animals some peace and lives filled with compassion after the horrendous abuse they have been subjected to
Jun 19, 2017 Trina Snow
Jun 19, 2017 peggy file
Jun 19, 2017 Frances La Grange
Jun 19, 2017 M. Estella
Jun 19, 2017 Kristine Richter
Jun 19, 2017 Jan Annoot
Jun 18, 2017 Deborah Holland the fact that the circus has to be told to do the right thing is EXACTLY why you should never have had ANY ANIMALS EVER PERIOD!!!!HOPE YOU WENT BANKRUPT YOU SOANDSOS
Jun 18, 2017 Nancy Heß
Jun 18, 2017 Terry-Lynn Smith
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor

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