To Mayor Provenzano and City Council;
What kind of City do we live in here in Sault Ste. Marie?
How would you describe the type of people that live here and run the City?
I brought a resident multi signature petition to City Council in 2012 along with a STACK of hundreds (and there are hundreds more) of DOCUMENTED animal welfare cases of abuse, neglect, starvation, torture and death of animals of every species INCLUDING DOMESTIC DOGS AND HORSES as well as Exotic Animals and Elephants in circuses from all over Canada and the USA and elsewhere, along with a long list of PROGRESSIVE CITIES WORLD WIDE THAT HAVE BANNED ANIMAL CIRCUSES. The result for Sault Ste. Marie was Bylaw 2012-213 drawn up by the City’s legal department, which very sadly FAILED TO INCLUDE ALL ANIMALS forced to perform in Circuses.
It really is THE CRUELEST SHOW ON EARTH.
Only a heartless, compassionless or totally ignorant of the facts Mayor and Council and Management at Essar Centre would promote or attempt to profit off of an animal circus. So which is it?
I’m going to assume that the majority of you are ignorant of the facts that Circus life for EVERY ANIMAL is a life of suffering, torture, abuse, starvation and neglect and often death. Please note that I am including a 60 second video for your enlightenment.
Surely you can take 60 seconds to educate yourself about the inherent suffering of animals in circuses? Here is just a 60 second clip for you:
This is one 60 second video of circus life for animals, there are HUNDREDS OF VIDEOS AND THOUSANDS of legal documented cases of abuse and actual undercover film footage of Circus trainers abusing animals and every form of abuse and neglect of all circus animals. EVERY CIRCUS that USES ANIMALS ABUSES ANIMALS and the one performing here is no exception.
You are blindly fooling yourselves if you think it is OK because it is dogs and horses performing in the circus coming to Sault Ste. Marie on May 26, 2017 at the Essar Centre. I can assure you that those dogs and horses too live a life of misery in the circus, spending 96% of their time caged and chained when not performing for ignorant and/or heartless humans. And they are not being trained with treats and praise, but tortured the same as the big elephants and exotic animals are that are mentioned in our city bylaw.
I am OUTRAGED, DISGUSTED AND SICKENED to live in a city that thinks it is OK and attempts to promote and profit off the backs of abused animals tortured to perform in ridiculous circus acts.
This letter is to implore EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU to EDUCATE yourself to the horrors of circus life for ALL ANIMALS and AMEND bylaw 2012-213 to INCLUDE ALL and ANY ANIMAL CIRCUSES from performing in Sault Ste. Marie.
If we are not a BARBARIC, HEARTLESS, IGNORANT city of people then there is no time like the present to enact change, AMEND THE BYLAW to include ANY AND ALL ANIMALS and to SPEAK UP FOR THOSE THAT CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.
- Katherine G. MacRae