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Announcing a new event for Animal Rights Florida Meetup!
What: Circus protest and outreach
When: Friday, October 26, 3:30 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Event Description: A Life In Chains - Protest Cole Bros. Circus!
Each year in October and November, the Cole Bros. Circus drags its sad menagerie of animals through Florida.
During last year's performances, we were very concerned about the circus' two Asian elephants, Tina and Jewel. The elephants, ages 41 and 43, are among America's aging population of captive elephants. Cole Bros. has repeatedly refused to retire aging elephants, even when it is obvious that they are suffering from painful arthritis or other captivity-induced health problems (conditions linked to prolonged chaining and lack of proper exercise).
In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ordered the two elephants off the road. Unfortunately, the circus quickly replaced Tina and Jewel with elephants from a different circus.
Cole Bros. also has a history of violent, physical abuse of elephants.
Can't make it to a demonstration? You can still help.
Please write to the malls hosting the circus and urge them not to rent space to circuses in the future.
? West Oaks Mall: Online comment form.
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