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Circus's History of Beating Big Cats Disqualifies It for Exception to Endangered Species Act, Says Group
For Immediate Release:
August 8, 2011
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Miami — PETA has submitted formal comments to the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service (FWS) calling on the agency to deny an application by Feld
Entertainment, Inc., parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Circus, to import eight tigers and an African leopard through Miami from
Europe. Although the Endangered Species Act (ESA) protects tigers and prohibits
the importation of endangered species, it does allow for exceptions in limited
circumstances, such as for scientific purposes or to enhance the survival of
the affected species. Ringling claims to qualify for the latter exception, but
experts disagree. PETA has amassed extensive video footage and other evidence showing
that Ringling routinely beats
tigers and other endangered animals in order to force them to perform and
that it otherwise abuses and neglects these animals in flagrant violation of
that Ringling uses to force tigers to perform unnatural and meaningless tricks
can't qualify as educational tools," says PETA Director Delcianna
Winders. "The Endangered Species Act was created to protect animals from
precisely the kind of abuse and exploitation that they are subjected to every
day in the circus."
The following are just a few of the points covered in PETA's
PETA's comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service are
available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA's website RinglingBeatsAnimals.com.
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