Purrs 4 Peace Week 22

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#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs 4 Peace Week 22. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring extra hard because A CIRCUS ISN’T FUN FOR THE ANIMALS.

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Confucius Cat says there is no real PEACE in a world were animals are treated with cruelty.

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? ~Pierre Troubetzkoy

The Circus is supposed to be a place of amazement, adventure, entertainment… fun. But what is FUN for humans comes at a high price for the animals who are enslaved there and essentially subjected to torture to force them to perform tricks.

A circus elephant trainer was caught on tape saying “Sink that hook into ‘em … when you hear that screaming then you know you got their attention. … “

Most animals who perform in the circus were meant to live in the wild. They must be trained to do these “acts” often by traumatic methods such as with the bull hooks driven into tender areas of the elephant’s body to make it cooperate referred to by the trainer quoted above. Animals are shocked, whipped, hit with baseball bats and pipes, drugged, burned…the list goes on.

The lives of performing animals on the road is not humane. According to the ASPCA it is “not unusual for performing animals to travel in fetid railroad cars for up to 50 weeks out of the year. Confined in small cages or by short chains for 20 or more hours a day when not performing, they live in environments that bear no semblance to their natural habitats.”

The ASPCA has supported a ban on use of animals in circus entertainment as a result of these factors.

And once these animals are too old to perform, they most often permanently caged, sold to be hunted, or sold for lab research.

What can we do:

* Do not attend or otherwise financially support any circus that utilizes live animals in their performances.
* Petition for and support legislation on local, state and federal level to ban such animal entertainment.

This week we will do one more thing…we purr. We purr to soothe the suffering of these animals. We purr for the enlightenment of the humans who control these animals. We purr to free these animals. We purr for PEACE.


Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project.

The appointed time for Week 22 is Sunday, November 8, 2009. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 11:00 a.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 4:00 p.m. (16:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.

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Ikaika
Ikaika
10 years ago

Thank you for posting this, Brian. We are purring for all the circus animals everywhere.

Furkidsmom
Furkidsmom
10 years ago

We were a few minutes late, but we joined in on the purring.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Anya
Anya
10 years ago

We are purringgggggggggg always
🙂

Jana
Jana
10 years ago

hi brian! thanks for stopping by our blog! you have a lovely family here… nice message about circuses… circuses and rodeos should be banned=o(

Confucius Cat
Confucius Cat
10 years ago

Thank you so much Brian and family. Sorry to miss thanking you until now. Purrs.