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Why Demonstrate against Ringling Brothers'?

  1. To support a call for compassion. We are speaking for the unfortunate circus animals whose physical and mental comforts are severely compromised by the severe confinement and regular beatings that necessitate wild animal training. These animals never get to experience full expression of their natural instincts, such as running at full speed or socializing in a free ranging environment. 
  2. To call attention to the numerous Animal Welfare Act citations against the Ringling Brothers Circus.
  3. To educate the public on the inherent cruelties involved with using wild animals in traveling shows.
For Ringling Brothers' Specific Information: click here.

COUNTRIES PROHIBITING THE USE OF ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES:
Finland
Israel
Sweden
Singapore˜
the ban will go into effect in 2002.
Canada˜
19 ordinances in different cities/provinces ban the use of animals in circuses.

LOCALITIES WITH OUTRIGHT BANS ON ANIMAL ACTS:
Pasadena, Calif.; Corona, Calif.; Stamford, Conn.; Hollywood, Fla.; Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.; Quincy, Mass.; Revere, Mass.; Takoma Park, Md.; Port Townsend, Wash.; Braintree, Mass.; Boulder, Colo.; Estes Park, Colo.; and Redmond, Wash.

Circus Links:

http://www.circuses.com/ - PETA's circus site