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Circus Holding Event Has Abysmal History of Animal Welfare Violations
For Immediate Release:January 16, 2013
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Columbus, Ind. -- Today, PETA lodged an urgent complaint with
Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard
Armory, urging him to forbid a boxing match between a human and a kangaroo put
on by the Stardust Circus, which is scheduled to perform at the National Guard
Armory in Columbus on January 19 and 20. In the complaint, PETA points out that
forcing kangaroos to box with humans is stressful to the naturally gentle
animals, that kangaroos kept for such events have contracted illnesses and
died, and that a Columbus city ordinance prohibits "combat between animals
or between animals and humans." PETA also asks Umbarger to follow the lead
of the Arkansas National Guard, which called off another circus's performances
in four cities after learning of its appalling record of animal abuse.
"Forcing kangaroos to box should have gone out with the
cruel carnivals and 'freak shows' of the early 20th century," says PETA
Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders.
"Terrorizing a kangaroo is obviously cruel—and in Columbus, it also
appears to be illegal."
Since 2005, Star Family Circus, which puts on Stardust
Circus, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly two
dozen Animal Welfare Act violations, including some involving kangaroos, such
as failing to provide a kangaroo with adequate veterinary care and failing to
house a kangaroo in a structurally sound facility that protects the animal from
injury. Two kangaroos used by a different exhibitor for cruel boxing matches
have died while touring—one from complications of a deadly bacterial disease
called "lumpy jaw," which can result from extreme crowding, poor
hygiene and diet, and stressful conditions.
information, please visit PETA.org.
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