CALL TO ACTION: Info from @vegansriseup.
The "circus people" known as the Fercos Brothers filed a permit to keep their allegedly retired circus lion, tiger and leopard on their property here in Las Vegas (as their property is near a house and a park) in which it was originally denied by council members, 7-0, last month. They had received over 100 letters of opposition, along with input from concerned neighbors who attended the city planning meetings which led to their initial decision.
However... The Fercos Brothers appealed and unfortunately won after city council members were given a *private tour on their property*, seemingly making their minds up before the vote. If they did not approve the permit, the animals would have been sent to a sanctuary in Arizona- now, they will live in cages, on concrete floors, in a backyard in Las Vegas. Is that how we should treat these majestic, wild animals?
Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Councilwoman Councilwoman Michele Fiore, Lois Tarkanian and Councilman Stavros S. Anthony voted in favor of this yesterday.
Vegans Rise Up and @lasvegasanimalsave
are asking the community to email, call, contact in any way you can Councilman Steve Seroka and Councilman Bob Coffinn to thank them for voting against the permit. We are also asking you to please contact those who voted in favor of this to express your disappointment in their clearly biased decision. *Vegans Rise Up has contacted the media and has confirmed they will cover the story, so please watch out for it!* Those in favor of this unjust decision:
Mayor Carolyn G Goodman email@example.com
Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian (Ward 1) firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman Stavros S. Anthony (Ward 4) email@example.com
Councilwoman Michelle Fiore (Ward 6) firstname.lastname@example.org
Those to thank for their opposition:
Councilman Steve G Seroka (Ward 2) email@example.com
Councilman Bob Coffin (Ward 3) firstname.lastname@example.org
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