UPDATE: on the morning of November 30, Ramos Bros., which is still parked next to a busy road in Glendale, Calif., allowed three dogs to escape and gallop toward traffic, just a week after a camel broke loose and galloped towards a busy intersection. Additionally,  photos taken by a concerned citizen and reviewed by experts show a horse who is suffering from a hoof condition and is clearly in need of corrective care, in violation of California’s animal cruelty provisions.  Please immediately send a message to Glendale officials and ask them to revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit now.
 
Last Friday, November 23, a camel escaped from the Ramos Bros. Circus and galloped toward a busy intersection, causing a traffic jam and endangering both herself and the public. Despite this dangerous incident, Ramos Bros. is still performing in Glendale and housing animals near a busy road. Please contact Glendale city officials immediately and urge them to revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit and to ensure that the city never hosts a circus that uses exotic animals again!  

In addition to this latest incident, Ramos Bros. has a history of violating federal and local laws and failing to provide animals with care. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently cited Ramos Bros. for operating without a required federal license, and PETA has received numerous reports from the public suggesting that Ramos Bros. regularly abuses animals, including tying them up so tightly that they cannot stand, forcing them to live in urine- and feces-filled enclosures, and failing to provide them with water and shade. 

Please speak up for animals and public safety by asking Glendale officials to immediately revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit and to join the growing list of cities—including Pasadena, Corona, Encinitas, and Santa Ana—that have pledged never to host circuses that use exotic animals. 

Please paste this entire email block in order to send a message to Glendale officials: 

fquintero@ci.glendale.ca.us; sochoa@ci.glendale.ca.us; jduran@ci.glendale.ca.us; vgharpetian@ci.glendale.ca.us; rkhan@ci.glendale.ca.us; lpatric@ci.glendale.ca.us; sropfogel@ci.glendale.ca.us; dsharkey@ci.glendale.ca.us                     

Please feel free to use the sample letter below, but remember that saying it in your own words is always more effective! 

Dear Mayor Quintero, Mr. Ochoa, Mr. Duran, and Commission Members:

Please protect both Glendale residents and animals used by circuses by immediately revoking the permit that the city issued to the Ramos Bros. Circus. Ramos Bros. unnecessarily jeopardized public safety and animal welfare again by letting three dogs escape and run toward a busy street on November 30, just a week after the circus allowed a camel to escape and run toward a busy Glendale intersection. Despite these dangerous incidents, Ramos Bros. is continuing to house animals adjacent to a busy road. 

Additionally,  photos taken by a concerned citizen and reviewed by experts show a horse who is suffering from a hoof condition and is clearly in need of corrective care, in violation of California’s animal cruelty provisions. 

 Ramos Bros.—like all circuses that force animals to perform—has a history of disregarding federal and local laws that pertain to animal welfare and public safety, which is why Glendale should not only revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit but also ensure that the city does not host a circus that uses animals again. 

Sincerely, 

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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