Tell Amtrak to Cancel Cruel Ringling Bros. Promotions
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
September 2013

ACTION

Tell Amtrak it's time to STOP promoting animal abuse! Despite receiving information from PETA about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' long history of animal abuse, Amtrak continues to promote the cruel circus through online ticket deals.

Joseph H. Boardman
President and CEO
Amtrak
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

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

Ringling has a lengthy history of animal abuse and neglect and was fined $270,000 in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for dozens of violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act. According to former circus employees, Ringling trainers routinely beat elephants and jab them with sharp, metal bullhooks in order to force them to perform. Heartbreaking photos reveal how Ringling circus trainers cruelly force baby elephants to learn tricks, and it's not through a reward system, as they claim.

Countless other businesses—including Lucky Brand, Denny's, Lukoil, MasterCard, Visa, Sears, Burger King, Ford Motor Co., and General Mills—have agreed not to support circuses that use animals. Please help convince Amtrak to follow the lead of these companies. Click here to contact the company's CEO and ask him to make the compassionate decision to end the company's promotion of Ringling immediately.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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