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Circus Protest at Barclay Center-Largest in NY History!

Please join In Defense of Animals, [] Animal Defenders International, [], Caring Activists Against Fur (CAAF) [] and local PETA supporters in protesting Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. [] This is the first time that Ringling has performed at the new Barclays Center arena—let's show it that animal abuse is not welcome in New York!

Please attend the huge opening evening and daytime protests!

When: Wednesday, March 20, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. and 6–7 p.m.

Where: In front of Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 (See this map.) []

Contact: Adam Miller at [masked] or[masked] or on Facebook []

There will also be protests at Ringling's following performances:
Thursday, March 21, 6–7 p.m.
Friday, March 22, 6–7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 1–2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 1–2 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, 6–7 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 1–2 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday. March 30, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m
Sunday, March 31, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m
Monday, April 1, 12-1 p.m. and 4–5 p.m.

Where: In front of Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 (See this map.) []

Contact: Adam Miller at [masked] or[masked] or on Facebook []

Please attend these protests if possible. However, Ringling has more performances scheduled. Please contact [masked] if you can commit to another day and time. Please see the schedule of performances here. []

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is known for its long history of abusing animals. In 1929, John Ringling ordered the execution of a majestic bull elephant named Black Diamond after the elephant killed a woman who had been in the crowd as he was paraded through a Texas city. Twenty men took aim and pumped some 170 bullets into Black Diamond's body and then chopped off his bullet-ridden head and mounted it for display in Houston. Ringling Bros.' cruel treatment of animals continues today.

Elephants in Ringling's possession are chained inside filthy, poorly ventilated boxcars for an average of more than 26 hours straight—and up to 100 hours at a time—when the circus travels. Even former Ringling employees have reported that elephants are routinely abused and violently beaten with bullhooks (weapons that resemble a fireplace poker) in order to force them to perform tricks.

To learn more about Ringling's lengthy history of abusing animals, check out PETA's factsheet. []

All posters and leaflets will be provided. Please dress conservatively to avoid distracting from our message and note that reserved parking will not be available. If this is your first time attending an outreach event, please read PETA's tips for attending a demonstration. []

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  • Jessi

    I had an amazing time. So much positivity

    March 21, 2013

  • Jessi

    I'll be there and ready to rumble

    March 16, 2013

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