Local Residents Against Circuses Involving Animals Performing in Barrie, Ontario
- Residents of Barrie and the surrounding area / Barrie City Council
Wild animals are still used in circuses and traveling shows across North America. Most are shunted from town to town with no opportunity to live according to their natural biology and behavior. They endure severe confinement, deprivation, hardship and brutality.
Many performing wild animals are also large, potentially dangerous and perform in front of audiences with few protective measures in place. They pose a risk to themselves, their handlers, audience members and bystanders.
Many municipalities have passed by-laws that prohibit circuses with animals from performing in their communities. It is time Barrie bans inhumane entertainment as well.
We, the undersigned, ask that a by-law be passed that prohibits circuses and any other shows that involves animals from performing in Barrie, Ontario.
The Local Residents Against Circuses Involving Animals Performing in Barrie, Ontario petition to Residents of Barrie and the surrounding area / Barrie City Council was written by Taylor Marie and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.