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PETA Pushes for Unlicensed Circus to Be Shut Down

Written by PETA | April 8, 2013

Update (April 8, 2013): Following PETA’s complaint that Ramos Bros. Circus was exhibiting exotic animals in Moreno Valley without a USDA license, Moreno Valley Animal Services “ordered the circus to stop this activity at the Moreno Valley site” until it has the proper federal permits.

Originally posted on April 5, 2013, at 10:10 a.m. ET: 

PETA is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Moreno Valley, California, officials to stop performances by an unlicensed animal exhibitor. On April 2, the USDA canceled the Ramos Bros. Circus’ license to exhibit animals—without this license, it is illegal to exhibit animals. Yet Ramos Bros. is performing in Moreno Valley, in violation of federal law.

Brazen Illegality and Blatant Abuse

The circus’s disregard for the law is nothing new: The USDA has previously cited Ramos Bros. for operating without a license. Last year, when Ramos Bros. illegally exhibited exotic animals in Corona, California, PETA notified city officials, who took immediate action, ordering the circus to remove the prohibited animals from the city

Ramos Bros. has a horrible track record when it comes to taking care of animals. In January, the USDA issued it a warning for violating the Animal Welfare Act after a 4-year-old camel ran into the street, endangering both herself and others. PETA has received numerous reports that Ramos Bros. ties animals up so tightly that they cannot stand, forces them to live in urine- and feces-covered enclosures, and fails to provide them with adequate water and shade.

What You Can Do

The abuse of animals is not entertaining. Please enlist everyone you can to help us end cruelty to animals in circuses and enjoy animal-free circuses instead!

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  • kaydh says:

    Please stop! What you are doing is horrible and inhumane. What did those poor animals ever do to you? Create shows without animals please. What you are doing is disgusting.

  • orna bar says:

    i was 10 yrs old when i went to a circus with my mother and brother and sisters. as soon that i saw the tigers doing things they not suppose to do or want.the violence .. i just ran away and cryed since then i have a daughter and i m happy to see that she feels like me about circus{she never went to one.i just told her what i saw and she decided that the money should be spend on a good movie!} more parents should explain to their child about that horrible place

  • maria elicegui says:

    shut circus down!!

  • sandy says:

    Stop the unessary cruelty to the animals. Shame on you!!!!

  • Olivia Williams says:

    I hate circuses! When I hear anyone talking about how great the circus was it just makes me sick. Merlene Stuerzer-Rhodes Amazing information! I did not know that. I totally agree with you! : )

  • aysha says:

    circuses are so cruel!! shut them down!!

  • Merlene Stuerzer-Rhodes says:

    Please…always remember…the word ‘animal’ is a latin word, meaning ‘soul’ or ‘breath’. We are them…they are us…only the body is different.

  • suzanne sullivan says:

    Why are they even in business???

  • Diego de frizac says:

    Duro con ellos… circo sin animales

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