Despite receiving information from PETA about the circus industry's long history of public deception and animal abuse, Groupon continues to offer deals for cruel circuses across the country.As you can see in this new video narrated by Alec Baldwin, undercover video footage shows that elephants who are forced to perform in the circus are confined, whipped, and beaten for each show. 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 meaningless tricks under the big top. Unfortunately, even after learning about this history of abuse, Groupon continues to promote animal-based circuses through deals on its website.Countless other businesses have agreed not to support circuses that use animals. After being flooded with complaints from concerned customers, Denny's, Lukoil, MasterCard, Visa, and Sears terminated their Ringling sponsorships or promotions. In addition, Burger King, Whole Foods, Ford Motor Co., and General Mills ended their sponsorships of animal-based circuses after learning about these issues from PETA.Don't buy Groupon deals, and let the company know why! Please contact Groupon and urge the company to stop promoting cruel circuses.
Please send polite comments to:Andrew MasonCEO Groupon, Inc.firstname.lastname@example.orgJulie MosslerDirector of Communications, Groupon, Inc.email@example.com
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