Support animals and don’t support industries that abuse them.
Tell your family, neighbors and coworkers—circuses that use animals may seem like a family affair, but they’re actually agony for the animals! Kindly urge them to sit the circus out and pass it on. If you’re looking for a fun, family event this weekend that helps to save animals’ lives (not destroy them), join us for PAWSwalk on Saturday.
PAWSwalk is one of the largest fundraising events for PAWS, and proceeds from the event support our life-saving mission. By joining us for PAWSwalk and skipping the circus, your participation and donations will save the lives of cats, dogs, and wildlife.
Above Photo: Circus animals, like these elephants, are often forced to perform unnatural behaviors (standing upright, jumping through hoops, etc.) by use of electric prods, spiked metal hooks, and whips.
Many circus goers attend the circus because they are searching for inexpensive family fun and they love animals, especially elephants. However, they don’t realize that by attending circuses such as Ringling, they are supporting an industry which callously exploits and abuses animals for its financial gain. For circus animals, life is a monotonous and brutal routine of boredom, stress and pain.
Traveling animal acts perpetuate animal cruelty, inhumane care, public safety hazards and distorted images of wildlife. Together we can stand up for these animals by telling others not to support an industry that abuses them, and pass it on! Mobilize your friends, family and coworkers to attend events that support animals, like PAWSwalk. Join us at Magnuson Park on Saturday, September 10 for a fun family and animal friendly event to benefit the animals at PAWS.
Photo: Hundreds of happy dogs and people attend PAWSwalk each year to show their support for animals.
Want more ways to help Ringling’s animals? Check out our most recent Action Line.
On behalf of all animals exploited in circuses, and all the animals at PAWS, thank you!