Carden Circus: Elephants and Tigers Are Not Circus Props!

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While talented tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, contortionists, acrobats, fire-eaters, and others continue to perform dazzling shows at thriving, progressive, human-only circuses, Carden Circus is still exploiting elephants, tigers, camels, and other animals.

elephant threatened with bull-hook at Carden circus

Carden Circus is one of several similarly named companies, all run by members of one notorious family that has a lengthy history of violating the federal Animal Welfare Act. Members of the family have been cited for failing to provide an elephant who had open wounds with proper veterinary care and confining tigers to a transport cage for 23 hours a day.

In September 2021, an elephant named Bo, who had long been exploited by the Carden family, was retired to a reputable sanctuary in Georgia. He now has the opportunity to roam, forage, and explore a naturalistic habitat. The remaining elephants—Betty, Janice, Vicky, and Cindy—deserve to live out their lives in peace, too.

Opposition to the use of animals for entertainment is stronger than ever before, so unless Carden Circus wants to endure the same fate as the now-defunct Ringling Bros. circus, it will need to go animal-free. Please urge Carden Circus to nix its cruel animal acts and send the animals to reputable sanctuaries.

Carden International

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