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Big Cats and Elephants Like Libby Need Your Help at Circus World!

Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin, insists on hosting cruel and archaic elephant acts and rides and has contracted with the notorious Carson & Barnes Circus again in 2016. This circus employs elephant handler Habib Omar, who is presenting elephants at Circus World all summer.

And the facility has decided to exploit tigers this year, too. Join PETA in letting Circus World know that these cruel animal acts have got to go.

Carson & Barnes Circus' appalling history of abusing elephants and endangering the public spans decades. It was Carson & Barnes that supplied the elephants who escaped and ran amok for nearly an hour at the Moolah Shrine Circus in 2014, an incident that prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue a $16,000 fine to Carson & Barnes. The circus's head elephant trainer, Tim Frisco, was caught on video viciously attacking terrified elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods. Frisco can be heard instructing others to sink the bullhook into the animals' flesh and twist it until they scream in pain.

In what resembles a juvenile act of defiance in response to the public's disdain for circuses' cruelty to animals, Circus World is taking an even bigger step backward this year by exploiting tigers in its shows as well. Big cats used in circus-style performances endure lives of abuse, neglect, deprivation, and confinement. They are forced to live in virtually barren cages that can't come close to the vast, dense forests that they would roam in the wild. Many are forced to eat, drink, sleep, defecate, and urinate all in the same small space and are only let out for training or performances. During training, these beautiful cats are often dragged by heavy chains or ropes around their necks and hit with sticks, poles, and whips.

Speak up for animals now by urging Circus World to get with the times and end cruel, archaic animal acts once and for all!

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