Please join LION, IDA, and PETA supporters in protesting the Cole Bros. Circus!
**All Protests will be held RAIN OR SHINE**
**All Posters, Leaflets, supplies, etc. will be provided for you**
**Please contact the individual running the show/time you can attend for a contact phone number**
**NOTE: We are peaceful protestors, and we do not allow yelling, screaming, cursing, or forcing anyone to take information from us. Even though emotions can run high, please always remain calm and if you have any issues notify the LION Representative there right away. Please also note to always comply with the Police and be polite to Sponsors at events and notify the LION representative if you feel your rights have been violated. We WILL address the situation if there is a problem, but it is better to comply than to get kicked off and not make a difference at all! Thank you so much!**
Protesting Times: **NOTE: LION is unable to lead demonstrations at every event. If you can lead a demonstration, please e-mail us at [masked]**
7/18/14 4:00 PM
7/18/14 7:00 PM
7/19/14 1:00 PM
7/19/14 4:00 PM
7/19/14 7:00 PM
7/20/14 1:00 PM
7/20/14 4:00 PM
7/20/14 7:00 PM
**LOCATION / MEETUP**
On the Sidewalk across from the Amphitheater
**INFORMATION ON COLE BROS. CRUELTY**
Cole Bros. Circus, a dreadfully cruel circus to not only animals, but to humans as well, is coming to town. They have multiple violations, including criminal violation of the Endangered Species Act.
Some of their most recent violations include multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). They have been cited for failure to provide adequate housing for their animals, physical abuse of elephants and other animals, and endangering the public by leaving an elephant unattended when six children and an adult were riding her.
More of these violations can be seen here:
Carson and Barnes rents out their animals to Cole Bros. Circus, and the current animal care director, Tim Frisco, is notorious for beating the elephants. An undercover video of elephant training has Tim Frisco screaming "Sink that hook into 'em...when you hear that screaming then you know you got their attention... Right here in the barn. You can't do that on the road. I'm not going to touch her in front of 1,000 people... She's gonna ****ing do what I want and that's just the ****ing way it is...."
You can view this video here
WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE