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One-Minute Mission: Karen Needs YOUR Help!

Imagine being kidnapped, transported from place to place for decades, and forced to entertain others while you suffer in pain. THIS is Karen’s life.

Meet Karen:

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Karen was captured from the wild in Thailand as a baby 45 years ago. She was shipped around the world and sold to Ringling Bros. Since then, she has known nothing but misery. Karen has reportedly been beaten with a bullhook, and her tail has even been fractured. She also has scar tissue on her jaw from when a Ringling handler embedded a bullhook so deep that he had trouble removing it.

Don’t let Karen suffer any longer!

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  • Profile photo of oliviaschuster582

    359 days ago

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    =(

  • Profile photo of neonangelxx

    403 days ago

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    Poor baby! Def put this on instagram!

  • 413 days ago

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    bastards

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    420 days ago

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    awwww pooor thing thses ppl should be in jail

  • Profile photo of ravenx

    430 days ago

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    Poor baby!!!:'(

  • Profile photo of jolk13

    433 days ago

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    I will never go to a circus who have animals . I am sick for Karen. God we need your help freeing Karen!!! REV Jolanda Kumanic

  • 448 days ago

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    Please sign the petition now. Karen is 40 years old. My god let’s help her have some freedom

  • 448 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Free all the other elephants and Karen they shouldn’t kept in cage and be beated

  • 448 days ago

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    circus is no fun for the suffering animals, make a difference..

  • 448 days ago

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    Free Karen and all other elephants from their cruel abusers, these poor animals have a horrible life at the circus, they sould all be send to a sanctuary!

  • 449 days ago

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    All it takes is for you to sign your name, one person can make a difference.

  • 449 days ago

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    Ringling is one greedy and cruel organization! Please, never attend any circus that holds animals captive! They are beaten into submission, and their lives are a living hell! We must work hard to get them released to sanctuaries!

    Thank you so very much!

  • Profile photo of PuppyV

    449 days ago

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    I tried to post Karen on there webpage but, kept kicking me off.

  • Profile photo of jeaneen

    449 days ago

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    I really hope I never meet these people, for their sake. I do not understand how people at Peta and Humane Society can record this information, without punching these creeps out. One reason I can never go to find out if there is cruelty going on, I would never be able to behave so well. I admire your inner strength I know it is needed to save the animals. So I thank you for it and ask please find a home for Karen and all the abused animals, they deserve better. They are living beings, as we are.

  • 449 days ago

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    Help save Karen make Ringling Brothers release her and all elephants

  • Profile photo of SusanVoorDieren

    449 days ago

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    Why isn’t there any petition? Only saving this pic will not help to release Karen I think.

    • Profile photo of annie-l

      436 days ago

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      Hi Susan, sharing the photo helps spread the word about the horrors of Ringling Bros.

  • 450 days ago

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    save karen- the elephant!

  • 450 days ago

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    please find a nice home for poor karen

  • 450 days ago

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    I AM ALL FOR SAVING KAREN TO A SANCTUARY AND ALL THE OTHERS THAT ARE HELD CAPTIVE.

  • 450 days ago

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    Boycott Ringling Bros!!

  • 450 days ago

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    Boycott ringling brothers circus for abusing the animals

  • 450 days ago

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    This is just heartbreaking. Elephants are such intelligent and social animals. To see them spending their lives in captivity being treated so cruelly is just heart breaking I hope that people will help end this poor baby’s life of torment by signing the petition.

  • 450 days ago

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    Free Karen.

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    461 days ago

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    I’m using this as the screen saver on my computer and printing it out to show to people

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    461 days ago

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    the reminds me of when I was little and my elementary school sent us on a field trip to the circus one day, I remember the elephants looking so sad and wore out. I wish I knew better back then.

  • 463 days ago

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    I posted on facebook to stop this! This is her life cant she have a moment of happiness… makes you want to just take all the people that hurt her and lock them in cage and abandon them just so they can think about it… say it was from Karen… although her being so sweet she would just come over and open it because she is an elephant… a sweet elephant! did you know that they cry real tears when they feel sorrow… come on America!

  • 464 days ago

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    This is why i don’t go to circus.. Animals should be in their natural habitat, not living like this..

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    464 days ago

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    Posted it on twitter

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    464 days ago

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    tweeted and shared on facebook, hope we can help poor Karen :/

  • 464 days ago

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    PLEASE help elephants and other so called “circus” animals! They are NOT for our entertainment!

  • 464 days ago

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    Posted on FB… Please free her!!!! She deserves happiness …

  • 465 days ago

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    Boycott Ringling Bros.!

  • 465 days ago

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    This absolutely tragic! Circuses should be a thing of the past and Karen as well as all the other elephants and other confined animals of all circuses the world over should be returned back to their habitats with their species.

  • 465 days ago

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    SO SAD WHAT THESE CIRCUS ANIMALS GO THROUGH FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT!!!

  • 465 days ago

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    Because a circus is NOT fun for animals );

  • 465 days ago

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    POR FAVOR FIRMEN PARA Q SUELTEN A KAREN

  • 466 days ago

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    “Boycott Ringling Bros.!”

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    466 days ago

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    Ich habe Karens Geschichte auf Facebook, Google+, Tumbir undTwitter geteilt!

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    466 days ago

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    Shared!

  • 466 days ago

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    Karen needs your help 40 years is too long

  • 466 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Tweeted and send by mail. Hope you’ll be lucky to save Karen

  • 466 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    BOYCOTT THE CIRCUS RINGLING BROTHERS – KAREN THE KIDNAPPED ELEPHANT HAS BEEN SUFFERING FOR 40 + YEARS – PUT AN END TO HER SUFFERING !

    Read more: http://www.peta2.com/achievements/one-minute-mission-karen-needs-help/#ixzz2widcTDi3

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    466 days ago

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    I would love to help, but I’m afraid I don’t have a twitter account…is there anything I can do?

    • Profile photo of annie-l

      464 days ago

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      You can share this on Facebook or Tumblr. :)

  • 466 days ago

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    Please, help Karen to be free!

  • 466 days ago

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    Please share and help save this beautiful elephant x

  • 466 days ago

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    Please share and help this beautiful elephant who has suffered enough

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    466 days ago

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    I feel so bad for her :( I’ll never go to a circus that uses animals!

  • 466 days ago

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    We need to stop this right now, 40 plus years in suffering is insanely cuel

  • 466 days ago

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    “Boycott Ringling Bros.!”

  • 466 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Karen the elephant is deprived any of her natural life, she was taken from her family in Thailand when she was little girl and for 40 years she endures beatings and endless transporting to perform silly tricks for circus owner profit. EXPLOITING ANIMALS IS DISGUSTING

  • 466 days ago

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    Dispicable

  • 466 days ago

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    BOYCOTT THE CIRCUS

  • 466 days ago

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    I detest animals being in circuses it;s so cruel. This poor lee has endured far too much I know where I’d like to bury that bull hook and it’s in that Rngling Brothers handler. It’s just heartbreaking! Ban animals in circuses worldwide!

  • 466 days ago

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    “Boycott Ringling Bros.!”

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    466 days ago

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    boycott all circuses and get all the animals used for entertainment released into sanctuary’s

  • 467 days ago

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    Spread the word and boycott them!!!

  • 467 days ago

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    wheres bob barker when u need him free this poor creature…sad

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      464 days ago

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      We can all help Karen by taking action and spreading the word!

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    467 days ago

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    Absolutely appalling.

  • 467 days ago

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    Such abuse of these type of Majestic Animals by the evil humans, should be Punishable by the Law. The society has become so Greedy for Money & profit, Fame, & materialistic stuff. These type of Animal Entertainments must be BAN in the entire country. Why do anyone think that the USA is a civilized nation? Civilization is far away from the evil people such as these Ringling Brothers. They will go to any extent to abuse, torture, maime or inflict massive pains and sufferings to these innocent animals as long as they get the Money in the expense of helpless creatures. This Karen has contributed enough of her life to gain the profit for your so called Ringling circuses and it is time for her to let go and allow this sentient being to have a peaceful golden years in her life. Please be kind to your slaves at least once in their life times. Free her and send her to a designated sanctuary for her to feel happy at least once in her life time. You people need to understand that it is not the money alone works in this life. It is the good deeds and the honorable ways, you treat every other living beings matters, way higher than the dollar sign. PLEASE LET THIS KAREN BE GONE TO A SANCTUARY…PLEASE SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR LIFE LONG WORKERS WELFARE AS WELL. IN THIS CASE IT IS THIS SWEET GENTLE ELEPHANT NAMED ‘KAREN’ PLEASE LET HER FREE… Thanks.

  • 467 days ago

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    Rescue Karen from years of abuse

  • 467 days ago

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    Please share this!

  • 467 days ago

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    Karen was captured from the wild in Thailand as a baby 45 years ago. She was shipped around the world and sold to Ringling Bros. Since then, she has known nothing but misery. Karen has reportedly been beaten with a bullhook, and her tail has even been fractured. She also has scar tissue on her jaw from when a Ringling handler embedded a bullhook so deep that he had trouble removing it.

    Don’t let Karen suffer any longer!

    1. SPREAD THE WORD: Save THIS photo and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, along with the caption “Boycott Ringling Bros.!”

    karen peta2 elephant

    Read more: http://www.peta2.com/achievements/one-minute-mission-karen-needs-help/#ixzz2weFPmqE8

    Karen was captured from the wild in Thailand as a baby 45 years ago. She was shipped around the world and sold to Ringling Bros. Since then, she has known nothing but misery. Karen has reportedly been beaten with a bullhook, and her tail has even been fractured. She also has scar tissue on her jaw from when a Ringling handler embedded a bullhook so deep that he had trouble removing it.

    Don’t let Karen suffer any longer!

    1. SPREAD THE WORD: Save THIS photo and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, along with the caption “Boycott Ringling Bros.!”

    karen peta2 elephant

    Read more: http://www.peta2.com/achievements/one-minute-mission-karen-needs-help/#ixzz2weFPmqE8

  • 467 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    POST ON – BOYCOTT THE CIRCUS RINGLING BROTHERS – KAREN THE KIDNAPPED ELEPHANT HAS BEEN SUFFERING FOR 40 + YEARS – PUT AN END TO HER SUFFERING !

  • 467 days ago

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    its horrible!!!!!!!!

  • 467 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yo firmé por la libertad de Karen la elefante en prisión durante 40 años, firma tú para poder liberarla.

  • 467 days ago

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    Save Karen the Elephant who was kiddnapped from Thailand as a baby.