On Thursday July 17th, Please join Sandie and friends to peacefully protest the Kelly Miller Circus at 3:30pm and again at 6:30pm, in Ashtabula County (far northeast corner of Ohio, right on the Lake), at Lakeview Park, 340 Erie Street, Conneaut, Ohio 44030. We will meet at the front entrance of the park, on the street, not inside the park.
This circus company has a reputation to being a perpetrator of heinous abuse to their animals for many years.
Kelly Miller Circus is sweeping across the North eastern section of Ohio and has shows daily in various cities. It is a travesty that these Circus people who own these poor defenseless circus animals have captured, (or have the animals conceived in captivity), cage them, control them to be trained to perform under extreme and abusive conditions, crate them across the country, and travel with them hidden away in their trailers for 9 months out of the year.
I have seen the animals being put back into their cages and trailers after the final performance, then the circus parks over night, the animals do not get out for the entire night. Nor do they get out the next morning! The circus travels to the next town and it's not until the trailer doors open that the animals can once again get out of the cages or trailers to be instantly tied up next to the trailer with a 3-4 foot rope! That is what happens to the 4 Zebras and the two year old baby filly Zebra, 2 Llamas, and 2 Camels. The pigmy goats are kept in a small confined fenced in area, as well as the 4-6 small dogs. That is where they will stay except of leaving that spot for a performance. The 3 elephants are kept confined in a small area surrounded by an electric fence. The elephants rock back and forth in one spot, showing signs of depression and stress. There are 3 cages, under a canopy, with a screen across the cages, holding 5-6 tigers. The show horses are tied to the side of the horse trailer, and the 6 pony-ride horses, are tied daily to the ride, walking in circles for the full 8 hours (and longer) that the circus is open to the public. They can't graze or put the heads down, as the lead it around their face/neck, making them walk all day long.
With the two shows, it would be great if you could make it to one or to both of them. We have found to it be successful in the past when we are there one hour before the show starts and are there for when the show ends (about one hour or 90 minutes after the show ends, (when the audience is leaving for them to see our signs going and coming).
We will have handouts to pass out.
Signs will be provided or please feel free to make your own. All of your messages of are great importance!
Demonstration will happen rain or shine! The animals thank you!
Call or text me (Sandie) if you have any questions[masked] 9190.