New Meetup: 5 Days of Ringling Bros. Circus protests! Circus animals need your voices!!

From: Larry Rumbough
Sent on: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 8:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Animal Activists of Central Florida!

What: 5 Days of Ringling Bros. Circus protests! Circus animals need your voices!!

When: January 15, 2009 6:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Ringling Bros. Unwelcoming Committee
* Please note protest days & times below*

Again this year, volunteers will be present before and after many performances of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus around the state, armed with the facts and eager to educate the public about the dirty secrets behind the big top. Please join the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida in Orlando to stand up for the animals used and abused by Ringling Bros.

Animals in circuses live miserable lives of deprivation, confinement and abuse. Ringling?s animal-care history is riddled with USDA violations and penalties. Videotape and testimony from former Ringling trainers and circus employees reveal that force and abusive training methods are common behind-the-scenes. (Click here to learn more: http:
Twenty-five Ringling elephants, including four babies, have died since 1992!

Leafleting in Orlando
Activists will be leafleting circus-goers in Orlando before and after each show. Please contact [address removed] to volunteer for a shift.

Demonstration dates and times:

? Thursday, January 15: 6:00pm
(opening night silent candlelight vigil for the animals Ringling has killed. Please dress in black.)
? Friday, January 16: 6:00pm
? Saturday, January 17: 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm
? Sunday, January 18: 11:30am - 3:30pm
? Monday, January 19: 3:30pm

Location: Amway Arena, 600 West Amelia St., Orlando.
*Important: We will meet on the north side of the arena along Amelia Street, facing Colonial Drive. Signs and leaflets will be provided.

The protest will be in conjunction with our colleagues from Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, who are organizing it. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Bryan & Carla Wilson: [address removed]

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