Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10 Reasons Not to Attend the Circus

10 Reasons Not to Attend the Circus

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Circuses that use animals, such as Ringling Bros., are the cruelest shows on Earth! Many animals, not just elephants, are abused and punished daily in order to force them to perform. Once you read the following 10 reasons not to attend the circus, you’ll want to tear up those circus tickets:
1. Many young animals (including elephants and big cats) are born into captivity and forced to grow up around humans in an unnatural, stressful environment.
2. Animals are trained using whips, ropes, bullhooks, electric prods, and other weapons as well as food deprivation.
3. Big cats are whipped or beaten in order to “train” them to be afraid of the trainer and not attack.
4. Elephants are beaten with bullhooks repeatedly, sometimes until they bleed, in order to force them to perform dangerous, uncomfortable tricks, such as standing on their heads or on small platforms.
Elephant training to do headstand
5. When animals aren’t in training or performing, they spend most of their lives in isolation. They are chained or caged in small areas, with barely enough space for them to turn around in.
6. Animals are forced to travel in boxcars or trailers for up to 100 hours straight! These cars and trailers are cramped, unsanitary, and poorly ventilated. Animals have even died when temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees.
Elephant in RBBB trailer/boxcar
7. Animals in captivity suffer from psychological problems because of the unnatural and stressful environment. Some common signs of this mental distress include swaying back and forward, head-bobbing, pacing, and sometimes even self-mutilation.
White tiger in cage
8. These animals will never experience anything that’s natural and important to them, such as running, playing, jumping, or socializing with their mates. Most of them will never see their family again.
Circus bears in cages
9. When animals fight back against humans, they end up hurting people and themselves. The animals are usually shot and killed after these tragedies.
10. Although there are laws regarding animal care in circuses, they establish meager, inadequate standards that often aren’t enforced or are ignored. Many of these circuses have been cited multiple times but remain in business.
Remember that when you purchase a ticket to the circus, you are supporting these forms of cruelty. If a circus that uses animals is in town, you can protest and plan a demonstration at the event. Also, encourage your friends and family members to shun the circus by sharing this page.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


While this video may be a few years old it is no less accurate when discussing the types of testing that occurs in these companies, against creatures designed to adapt and survive much better than any human species could ever hope to achieve.  (Including the understanding for compassion and the want to love and be loved, to feel like they are FAMILY!)

Whether you support PETA efforts or not, look at the issue without linking it to the party who brought it forward, research it, and find the details you need to see it's more than just some tabloid journalist's boring day's story - it's the disgusting truth of the human species. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Animal Testing - Companies that DO test on Animals!!

Choose Cruelty-Free Products

  • Companies That DO Test on Animals

Companies That DO Test on Animals

The following companies manufacture products that ARE tested on animals. No law requires animal testing of these types of products, so manufacturers of these products have no excuse for animal testing and should be boycotted until they change to a non-animal-testing policy.
Companies on this list, compiled by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), may manufacture individual lines of products without animal testing (e.g., Clairol claims that its Herbal Essences lines are not animal tested). They have not, however, eliminated animal testing on their entire line of cosmetics and household products.
Similarly, companies on this list may make some products, such as pharmaceuticals, that are required by law to be tested on animals. However, the reason for these companies’ inclusion is not the required animal testing that they conduct, but rather their animal testing of personal care and household products that is not required by law.
The company is currently observing a moratorium on animal testing.
Listed in parentheses are examples of products manufactured by either the company listed or, if applicable, its parent company.
  • Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight), P.O. Box 1625, Horsham, PA 19044-6625; 609-683-5900; 800-524-1328;
  • Bic Corporation, 500 Bic Dr., Milford, CT 06460; 203-783-2000;
  • Boyle-Midway (Reckitt Benckiser), 2 Wickman Rd., Toronto, ON M8Z 5M5 Canada; 416-255-2300
  • Braun (Gillette Company), 400 Unicorn Park Dr., Woburn, MA 01801;t800-272-8611;
  • Chesebrough-Ponds (Fabergé, Ponds, Vaseline), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 800-743-8640;
  • Church & Dwight (Aim, Arm & Hammer, Arrid, Brillo, Close-up, Lady’s Choice, Mentadent, Nair, Pearl Drops), P.O. Box 1625, Horsham, PA 19044-6625; 609-683-5900; 800-524-1328;
  • Clairol (Aussie, Daily Defense, Herbal Essences, Infusium 23, Procter & Gamble), 1 Blachley Rd., Stamford, CT 06922; 800-252-4765;
  • Clorox (ArmorAll, Formula 409, Fresh Step, Glad, Liquid Plumber, Pine-Sol, Soft Scrub, S.O.S., Tilex), 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612; 510-271-7000; 800-227-1860;
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Ajax, Fab, Hills Pet Nutrition, Mennen, Palmolive, SoftSoap, Speed Stick), 300 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022; 212-310-2000; 800-221-4607;
  • Coty (Adidas, Davidoff, Glow, The Healing Garden, JOOP!, Jovan, Kenneth Cole, Lancaster, Marc Jacob, Rimmel, Stetson), 1325 Ave. of the Americas, 324th Fl., New York, NY 10019; 212-389-7000;
  • Cover Girl (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
  • Del Laboratories (CornSilk, LaCross, Naturistics, New York Color, Sally Hansen), 178 EAB Plz., Uniondale, NY 11556; 516-844-2020; 800-952-5080;
  • Dial Corporation (Purex, Renuzit), 15101 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 5028, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-2199; 800-528-0849;
  • Erno Laszlo, 3202 Queens Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101; 718-729-4480;
  • Gillette Co. (Braun, Duracell), Prudential Tower Bldg., Boston, MA 02199;t 617-421-7000; 800-872-7202;
  • Helene Curtis Industries (Finesse, Salon Selectives, Thermasilk, Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 800-621-2013;
  • Johnson & Johnson (Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Neutrogena, ROC), 1 Johnson & Johnson Plz., New Brunswick, NJ 08933; 732-524-0400; 800-526-3967;
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp. (Cottonelle, Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Pull-Ups, Scott Paper), P.O. Box 619100, Dallas, TX 75261-9100; 800-544-1847;
  • Lever Bros. (Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260; 800-598-1223;
  • L’Oréal U.S.A. (Biotherm, Cacharel, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Helena Rubinstein, Lancôme, Matrix Essentials, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Soft Sheen, Vichy), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017; 212-818-1500;
  • Max Factor (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
  • Mead, 10 W. Second St., #1, Dayton, OH 45402; 937-495-6323;
  • Melaleuca, 3910 S. Yellowstone Hwy., Idaho Falls, ID 83402-6003; 208-522-0700;
  • Mennen Co. (Colgate-Palmolive), 191 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960-3151; 973-631-9000;
  • Neoteric Cosmetics, 4880 Havana St., Denver, CO 80239-0019; 303-373-4860
  • New Dana Perfumes, 470 Oakhill Rd., Crestwood Industrial Park, Mountaintop, PA 18707; 800-822-8547
  • Noxell (Procter & Gamble), 11050 York Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21030-2098; 410-785-7300; 800-572-3232;
  • Olay Co./Oil of Olay (Procter & Gamble), P.O. Box 599, Cincinnati, OH 45201; 800-543-1745;
  • Oral-B (Gillette Company), 600 Clipper Dr., Belmont, CA 94002-4119;t415-598-5000;
  • Pantene (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 800-945-7768;
  • Pfizer (BenGay, Desitin, Listerine, Lubriderm, Plax, Visine), 235 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017-5755; 212-573-2323;
  • Physique (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202;  800-214-8957;
  • Playtex Products (Baby Magic, Banana Boat, Ogilvie), 300 Nyala Farms Rd., Westport, CT 06880; 203-341-4000;
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (Clairol, Cover Girl, Crest, Giorgio, Iams, Max Factor, Physique, Tide), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
  • Reckitt Benckiser (Easy Off, Lysol, Mop & Glo, Old English, Resolve, Spray ’N Wash, Veet, Woolite), 1655 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ 07474-0943; 973-633-3600; 800-232-9665;
  • Richardson-Vicks (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
  • Sally Hansen (Del Laboratories), 178 EAB Plz., Uniondale, NY 11556; 800-645-9888;
  • Schering-Plough (Bain de Soleil, Coppertone, Dr. Scholl’s), 1 Giralda Farms, Madison, NJ 07940-1000; 201-822-7000; 800-842-4090;
  • S.C. Johnson (Drano, Edge, Fantastik, Glade, OFF!, Oust, Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Skintimate, Windex, Ziploc), 1525 Howe St., Racine, WI 53403; 800-494-4855;
  • SoftSoap Enterprises (Colgate-Palmolive), 300 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022; 800-221-4607;
  • Suave (Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260; 800-782-8301;
  • 3M (Post-It, Scotch), 3M Center, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000; 651-733-1110; 800-364-3577;
  • Unilever (Axe, Calvin Klein, Dove, Helene Curtis, Lever Bros., Suave), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260; 800-598-1223;