Tell Goldstar to Stop Promoting Ringling's Cruel Circus

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Originally Posted: 21 Sep 2010

Tell Goldstar to Stop Promoting Ringling's Cruel Circus

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Please contact ticket seller Goldstar to express your disapproval of its promotion of Ringling Bros. If you are currently a Goldstar member, be sure to say so. Let Goldstar know that you don't want to be a member of a company that supports cruelty to animals.

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Despite receiving information from PETA about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' long history of public deception and animal abuse, online ticket seller Goldstar continues to promote the cruel circus.

Still-nursing baby elephants at Ringling's facility are captured rodeo-style, roped around all four legs, tethered neck-to-neck to an anchor elephant, and dragged away from their mothers so that they can learn circus tricks. They scream, cry, and struggle as they are gouged with bullhooks and shocked with electric prods. After undergoing a year of violent daily training sessions, elephants continue to endure beatings with bullhooks as well as constant confinement as they travel from city to city, forced to perform for screaming crowds night after night.

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 under the big top. Unfortunately, even after learning about this history of abuse, Goldstar continues to promote Ringling on its website and in newsletters.


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