Online Petition Urging Shrine Circus To Stop Using Animals Nearing Goal

The online petition is aiming for 25,000 signatures

September 27, 2018 - 8:27 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - After a startled camel injured seven last week, an online petition is urging Shriners to stop using live animals in their circuses.

The Care2.com petition has over 24,000 supporters with a goal of 25,000.

A child reportedly threw a shovel at the camel's feet while patrons were riding animals September 16th.

The animal began bucking with children and an adult on its back. The USDA and city are investigating.

The Shrine Circus is the largest fraternal fundraiser of the year for the Shriners 

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