Demo against Ringling Bros at Gwinnett Arena

Join Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) as we help educate the public about the abuse the animals in the circus endure, and let Ringling know that we do not welcome their animal abuse in Duluth. DEMOS IN DULUTH -- PLEASE JOIN US: Sat Feb 25 from 1p to 3p Sun Feb 26 from 1p to 3p The Gwinnet Arena Protests will be held at the Sugarloaf Pkwy entrance to Gwinnett Arena. Address: 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy Duluth, GA 30097 *This will be a peaceful and legal protest. Signs and literature will be provided. In the Ringling Bros. circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Ringling breaks the spirit of elephants when they're vulnerable babies who should still be with their mothers. Constant travel means that animals are confined to boxcars, trailers, or trucks for days at a time in extremely hot and cold weather, often without access to basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinary care. Elephants, big cats, bears, and primates are confined to cramped and filthy cages in which they eat, drink, sleep, defecate, and urinate—all in the same place. In November 2011, Ringling was fined $270,000 by the USDA for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act in its mistreatment of elephants, tigers, zebras, and other exotic animals. This is the largest fine ever assessed against an animal exhibitor under the Animal Welfare Act. Ringling has made history as The Cruelest Show on Earth.

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  • Seth P.

    We did not find the main group but we did meet some nice people

    February 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great turnout, guys!

    February 26, 2012

  • Sonia S.

    Great attendance!!

    February 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The people responsible for bringing placards never brought any to us. I arrived fifteen minutes early on Saturday, and after one person in our group (limited to four) searched for the placards, he couldn't even find any other groups. Finally one in our quartet located some flyers. Had it not been for Katarina, who made signs herself , we would have had no placards at all. It's bad enough to be standing only in fours, but the ones responsible for the placards should be ashamed of themselves.

    February 26, 2012

  • Karen

    It was great to see so many people standing up against the circus. My 8 year old daughter enjoyed it too, because she felt like she was doing something positive for the animals.

    February 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Charlie! We need to show RB and Gwinnett that we reject the Bullhook here too.
    Here's some info about the Demo on 2/18 in Atlanta:
    http://www.veganesp.com/

    February 20, 2012

  • Charlie R.

    Link to ajc Fulton Judge Blocks BullHook Ban
    http://www.ajc. com/news/atlanta/judge-blocks-fulton-elephant-1349094. html

    Note: there's a space between "ajc." And "com" and between "1349094." and "HTML" because the site blocks links

    February 19, 2012

  • Charlie R.

    Don't know if u heard but Ringling Bros was supposed to be prohibited from using cruel "bullhooks" on elephants but a court temporarily overturned the ban. Evidently RB says that they cannot control the elephants without them, thus posing a danger to the public, and threatened to cancel the show. It may be useful to provide info on bullhooks because many county commissioners and other politicians expressed their disapproval.

    February 19, 2012

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