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Tyke's Tragic Death Not Forgotten

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Posted August 20, 2014 by Kim Johnson

Twenty-one years ago, Tyke was shot nearly 100 times and killed in the streets of Honolulu after she went on a rampage, killing her trainer and injuring 13 others prior to a circus performance. Many elephants used in circuses are subjected to routine cruelty, and Tyke was no different. She had been abused for years, and the never-ending confinement was too much for her to bear.

Just in time for the anniversary of Tyke’s death, and thanks in large part to caring people like YOU, Moscow International Circus officials have pledged not to use any animals in their show’s upcoming performances. More than 68,000 PETA and peta2 supporters wrote to the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, where the circus is scheduled to perform in October, and asked the venue not to allow Moscow International Circus to exploit wild animals under its roof. Circus officials originally stated that they would be leaving elephant acts out of the show, but that other animals, such as big cats, would be included. Now, presumably because of the huge response from concerned people, the circus has committed to leaving ALL animals out of its show!  terrified, dying elephant, circus tragedy

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Twenty-one years later, Tyke’s death is a reminder of the horrors that animals in circuses still face every day. Never go to any circus that uses animals, and urge your friends and family to do the same. Do not let Tyke’s death be in vain, and don’t let her be forgotten. In honor of Tyke, share her story with your friends today.She didn't deserve this, circus tragedy, elephant death

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  • Profile photo of geri

    108 days ago

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    He visto el vidio y la forma de matar al animal que fue abusado por humanos y cuando lo he visto me ha dado mucha pena 100 balazos a un animal que lo unico que queria es libertat no es juesto ahy que ser muy mala persona para hacer eso. Nunca sera olbidado estos casos y nunca deberian ser olbidados. NO AL MALTRATO ANIMAL

  • 136 days ago

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    I remember seeing this when it happened, something that is not forgotten nor should it be – this poor animal, just take a moment to look at the fear, the pain in her eyes
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    WE MUST NEVER ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN – THE USE OF WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUS’ MUST BE BANNED !! EVERYWHERE !

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    144 days ago

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    AND NEVER MESS WITH ANIMALS!!!!

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    360 days ago

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    She was trying to get away!! so sad!! Good thing i never went to circuses

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    369 days ago

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    I was sitting reading with tears streaming down my face, I have never forgotten Tyke and the torture she suffered. I am so proud that 68,000 people signed the petition to ask to have animal acts NOT be in the Circus. Thank you to all that pulled together and let our voices be heard ! P.E.T.A. Makes me so proud to do my part to help in my small way ! I love you P.E.T.A. And thank you for your tireless fight for animals.

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    376 days ago

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    This is so awesome! It’s wonderful to see what we can do when we pull together :)

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