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Ringling Bros Circus Demonstration

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  • Time Warner Cable Arena

    333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC (map)

    35.225222 -80.839921

  • The "Cruelest" Show On Earth is coming back to Charlotte. If you would like to peacefully and respectfully educate the public about the animal abuse they are paying to support and taking their children to see, please join us. Feel free to make your own signs as well!

    Bears, elephants, tigers, and other animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire. They don't perform these and other difficult tricks because they want to; they perform them because they're afraid of what will happen if they don't.

    For animals in circuses, there is no such thing as "positive reinforcement"—only varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. To force them to perform these meaningless and physically uncomfortable tricks, trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful tools of the trade.

    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. Unsuspecting parents planning a family trip to the circus don't know about the violent training sessions with ropes, bullhooks, and electric shock prods that elephants endure.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got a bunch of stuff from PETA

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meaning I support this page for animal welfare! No cruelty to animals! Sick people hurt animals!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow what a fantastic concept...

    1 · January 21, 2014

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