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Anaheim BABY Elephant Bull Hook Abuse -Federal Inhumane Cruelty and Fraud Sales of Ringling Bros. Circus here now and sold to Orange County Patron Families and children as "Family Entertainment" by City Council of Anaheim and Honda Center.

Ringling Bros. HOOKING BABY just off the Train in Anaheim for seeking Comfort and Bond with Female Elephant !! - at Honda Center Anaheim

Ringling Bros. Circus Are The Largest Cruelty Criminals In U.S. History Fined $270,000 For 27 Federal AWA Violations And Convicted By Government For Federal Cruelty, Abuse, Torture and Death of Endangered Elephants.
HONDA CENTER AND THE CITY OF ANAHEIM are promoting Federal Cruelty Criminal Entertainment as "Contemporary Circus" when Ringling Bros. refuses to give up outdated, ignorant, and abusive treatment of wild animals that belongs in the past. It is no longer acceptable to abuse animals for entertainment.

This IS NOT the behavior of a civilized, advanced society and locals prefer FEDERAL CRUELTY CRIMINAL FRAUD OF PATRONS NOT BE MARKETED TO ORANGE COUNTY FAMILIES AS "FAMILY TRADITION"... See Ringling Photos, testimony, and legal evidence on Newport Beach Patch article that does not promote fraud or animal abuse to a dignified community.

-- got to article blog: DON’T BUY A TICKET TO RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS IN ANAHEIM. 

http://newportbeach.patch.com/groups/kelly-sawyers-blog/p/dont-buy-a-ticket-to-ringling-bros-circus-in-anaheim_c11e1062

BOB BARKER ADDRESSES US CONGRESS on use of Wild Animals in Circuses-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FspavfAs8Y

JAN CREAMER- President of Animal Defenders International- ADDRESSES US CONGRESS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC8OYH63NtA

**In November 2011, the first bill to comprehensively tackle the use of all wild animals in circuses was launched in the U.S. at a press conference attended by Bob Barker, Jorja Fox, Animal Defenders International, and the Performing Animal Welfare Society. The Travelling Exotic Animal Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), will restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses and exhibitions.**.

RINGLING BROS. - TRAINING & TRAGEDY. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Y9gBaPZXE

CITY OF ANAHEIM MEETING SPEAKERS- ANIMAL DEFENDERS INT -O.C WANTS CIRCUS BAN- RINGLING BROS. CRUELTY!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY3m3QS8MYE

RINGLING BROS CIRCUS IS CRUEL TO ELEPHANTS! -- DON'T BUY A TICKET!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxn-14g15sA


Sonora Greer-Polkow July 26, 2013 at 03:35 PM
I would never allow my children to see this. How utterly horrid.
Merry Mitchell July 26, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Mr. Mayor - please convince your board members that the circus with animals is not family entertainment. Would you parade out slave women or children who have been beaten and made to perform? Of course not. This is what is happening with animals. Anaheim can host one of many all-human circuses whose human performers are amazing and talented. And they have the choice as to whether they perform or not, animals don't. Because of You Tube and social media, Ringling's abuse is too well documented. Please have Anaheim join the 21st Century and not allow circuses with animals.
Susanna Kelland July 26, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Many people now believe that banning wild animals in circuses is the modern and correct thing to do. Other countries are already banning this. Elephants are not horses and our public needs to recognize this. Notice that no one is protesting the use of horses that are trained (and domesticated) and do not suffer because their instincts are not wild. In the UK, ALL non-domesticated animals will now be banned from entertaining, enforced in 2015 to allow for circuses to find a home for their animals. Note we also don't allow dancing bears any longer - because it's also so old-fashioned - and we should absolutely not be allowing the torment of wild cats and elephants for tricks and entertainment in our sophisticated country any longer.
Alex Brown July 26, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Now the people are seeing the true face of Ringling. Taking your kids to circus is not 'entertainment' or 'educational'. That's lazy, nay, bad parenting. It only perpetuates the stereotype that imprisoning animals and making them do tricks is OK. This needs to stop now.
Rebecca Lanier July 26, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Elephants are smart and have feelings. Time to stop animal cruelty for entertainment. There is no childhood sentiment here.
Cj Ellie July 26, 2013 at 07:00 PM
My family has been following a group orphaned baby elephants being raised in Africa by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick. Her teams of Keepers have hand-reared over 150 orphaned elephant babies to date and returned them to live in the wild. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=david+sheldrick+wildlife+trust&oq=david+sheldr&aq=1&aqi=g3&aql=&gs_l=youtube-reduced.1.1.0l3.11820l18391l0l21492l12l12l0l3l3l0l296l1426l0j7j2l9l0. Once you see what normal elephant behavior looks like it is impossible to dismiss how circus elephants are always negatively disciplined when they try to exhibit normal behavior. It is morally, ethically and inhumane to allow the circus to profit from this animal abuse for entertainment.
Elizabeth DeeVee July 26, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Please do not continue to have Ringling back. They are not wanted and are not an example of good healthy entertainment. No animals should be treated the way they are in circuses. Please be part of the solution to problems, rather than contributing to the poor treatment of these beautiful animals. NO more circuses.
Karen Smith July 26, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Mayor Tait, I implore you to never again allow Ringling to perform in Anaheim again. The abuse they perpetuate, their exploitation of animals, does not not represent the kind of entertainment I would expose my child to. They have a reputation for cruelty that should not be tolerated. Every city that allows them to set up is indirectly complicit in that abuse. Spare my child from the lies that make circuses acceptable family entertainment and never ever allow them back.
Sandra Dixon July 26, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Never again allow Ringling to come to town! To do so is to condone animal cruelty.
Janeve Linnet Morgan July 27, 2013 at 05:03 AM
Please ban this altogether! This isn't entertainment, this is animal abuse. Please do not condone animal abuse in what is a reportedly civilised world.
Jennifer Morian July 27, 2013 at 08:40 AM
Mayor Tait, as an intelligent man of conscience, I ask you to please Not ever allow Ringling Brothers Circus in you decent civilized town again. This group has been fined for documented animal abuse dozens of times and their capacity for animal cruelty is boundless. Animal circuses have no place in our civilized country. This circus tortures animals to break their spirit, deprives them of medical care when they are sick and forces them to perform unnatural, painful stunts though violence and intimidation. Their circus acts are not "family entertainment", they are a spectacle of man's darkest side. Please do not allow circuses with wild animals to perform in your respectable town in the future. Thank you!
Alexis Kaiser July 28, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Mayor Tait - I have worked circus for thirty years. I have never witnessed abuse nor mistreatment of any animals. These so called animals rights people hold no degrees in veterinary science, animal husbandry, nor have spent any real time on a circus. They have formed opinions on the propaganda set forth by many animal rights organizations, which, are now being profiles as cults. More importantly, is our freedom of choice. Why should a handful of people be allowed to dictate what everyone else can do for entertainment. Its quite simple, don't like elephants in the circus, don't go. Please, give everyone their freedom to choose in this, a simple matter. - I hope Mayor Tait you will read this in time, as posts that disagree with these cultists, tend to get deleted quickly.
Alexis Kaiser July 28, 2013 at 09:07 PM
www.petakillsanimals.org
Cj Ellie July 29, 2013 at 06:24 AM
Ringling exploits elephants to provide entertainment for the circus audience. They've had 30 elephants to die decades before they would in the wild from arthritis and TB they caught from humans. This is how they train their baby elephants at their Center for Elephant Conservation facility in Florida. http://www.babyelephants.net/keyword/ringling%20elephant%20training/1076581185_qLjp4vd#!i=1083324359&k=tdD4Tx8 Does this look like love to you?
Kelly Sawyer "Animal Defender" July 30, 2013 at 02:05 PM
ALEXIS KAISER--------Current:Owner at qe productions---------Past:marketing director at circus vargas,-----------------------PETA may have a problem killing animals, BUT EVERY PERSON SUPPORTING THE END TO WILD ANIMAL CRUELTY IN ANAHEIM IS LOCAL TAX PAYER--- PLEASE POST AR HARASSMENT ON PETA PAGE!-------------------------------------TAX PAYERS AND PATRONS OF ORANGE COUNTY INVITED ADI FOR ASSISTANCE IN LEGISLATION THEY HAVE PASSED IN NATION ALL OVER THE GLOBE TO END CIRCUS ANIMAL TORTURE------------ Alexis Kaiser-- Still promoting fraud and lies paid by the Circus I see.... Mayor Tait is Intelligent man with a fist full of Legal Evidence of Ringling Bros. Circus Cruelty Crimes and death to Circus Elephants -- you really should watch what you say OWNED YOUR OWN COMPANY PROMOTING CIRCUS or their could be liability issues at play-- CIRCUS ELEPHANTS ALSO DIED AT CIRCUS VARGAS YOUR PREVIOUS EMPLOYER--MARKETING DIRECTOR-- Tell me Alexis, How did you market placing the public on Tuberculosis dying Elephants, and how did you promote their DEATH AS SEEN IN THIS NEWS COVERAGE--------http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS2Ugig8Qd4------- Alexis Kaiser and QE Productions is animal abuser fraud and lies------------ DON'T BUY A TICKET TO WILD ANIMAL CIRCUSES-- HUMAN PERFORMER CIRCUS ONLY!--------------------SEE HOW ALEXIS KAISER TREATS HER ELEPHANTS---------http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS2Ugig8Qd4
Robin Kluger Vigfusson July 30, 2013 at 09:09 PM
How can anyone enjoy the circus knowing how much the animals are suffering? The truth is indisputable in spite of Ringling's lies. These animals are removed from their natural environment, kept as prisoners and forced to perform tricks that are painful and dangerous for them and abused into obedience by their 'trainers.' This kind of cruelty can no longer pass itself off as 'entertainment' in the 21st century.
Monika Katarina Johannsen July 30, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Absolutely horrid and disgusting . Heartless people are funding it and stupid enjoying it . GROSS and disturbing .
Joker Joe August 01, 2013 at 11:07 AM
While the circus is in town why doesn't the animal control people cite the owners for cruelty? Bring them to justice!!
Alexis Kaiser August 30, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Joker Joe - THE ACB is called out to inspect at a cost to every circus that comes to town. So, if there are citations to be issued there will be citations issued. See how much you know how we operate. Kelly Sawyer you are a God damned liar and I was not even on the Vargas show when that tragedy took place. So, I am contacting my attornies about slander. You will be hearing from them unless you remove my name from that You Tube post. I am serious.
Cj Ellie August 30, 2013 at 07:43 PM
AK You are always cussing someone out and threatening to sue for slander. Your foul mouth is not becoming. You reap what you sow.

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