Retire Nosey the Elephant from the circus industry!

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Retire Nosey the Elephant from the circus industry!

John Smith
Created by John Smith
Petitioning Deputy Administrator - Animal Care U.S. Department of Agriculture (APHIS)

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Published on January 17, 2014 @ 10:25 h

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Born in Zimbabwe 30 years ago, Nosey the elephant has endured an ordeal all her life. She was captured and forced to travel with Hugo Liebel and Florida State Family Circus since 1988. The schedule was so packed this summer that she had to travel in almost every state in the US. At one point, it was clear that she had started to loose her fitness, and many spectators were wondering why she was still performing.

Despite the fact elephants are highly social creatures, Nosey was left without any company for 24 years.

Meanwhile, officials of the US Department of Agriculture have mounted countless Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations regarding Nosey – from failure to provide proper veterinary care and safe handling wrongdoings. Yet no concrete actions have been taken to remove Nosey from the circus industry.

She must be released from this cruel business and sent to a sanctuary, where she can enjoy the rest of her life. She deserves this!

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Published on January 17, 2014 @ 10:12 h




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