Demonstration Date and Times:
• Saturday, November 7 at 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm
Cole Bros. Circus - one of the worst
Each year the Cole Bros. Circus travels thousands of miles across the eastern U.S. with a menagerie of animals including elephants.
Elephants in the circus commonly suffer from neglect, inadequate veterinary care and inhumane handling. The Cole Bros. Circus has repeatedly refused to retire aging elephants, even when it is obvious that they are suffering from captivity-induced health problems. In the past 10 years, at least five elephants with the Cole Bros. Circus have died.
Violent, physical abuse remains a common method of training and controlling elephants in the circus. In 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited Cole Bros. after a handler struck an elephant twice with a broom handle. In 2000, USDA inspectors noted that two Cole Bros. elephants had bullhook scars.
ARFF activists will illustrate the horrors of circus life for animals with protests. A special appearance by the grim reaper will bring to light the hidden suffering and unnecessary deaths of animals used in circuses.
Directions: Take I-95, exit Yamato Road West. Stay on Yamato to Jog Road. Turn right (north) on Jog Road to Royal Palm Polo. From the Turnpike, exit Glades Road, go east to Jog Road. Turn left (north) to Royal Palm Polo.
Parking: Parking may be limited at Royal Palm Polo to paying circus customers. We recommend parking at the McDonald's/CVS Pharmacy Plaza on the corner of Clint Moore and Jog Roads.
Contact: [masked] or (786) 547 - 8826
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!