Join ARFF to protest the circus in West Palm Beach
Life in the circus is inherently cruel for animals, who suffer from constant travel, abusive training, and social isolation. In the circus, virtually all of animal’s natural behaviors are thwarted.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has a long history of abusive treatment of elephants and other animals. In 2011, Ringling Bros. paid a $270,000 fine to the USDA to settle allegations that it violated animal welfare laws in its handling of elephants, tigers and other animals. The fine was the largest ever against a circus! The alleged violations include elephants forced to perform when they were sick. (Learn more here).
• Circus demonstrations
At the end of December, the Ringling Bros. circus will start its annual tour of Florida with shows at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Protest date and times: Saturday, December 28 at 10:00am and 2:00pm
Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach (we'll gather in front of the convention center at the SW corner of Okeechobee Blvd. and S. Rosemary Ave.)
Can’t make it to a demonstration? You can still help!
Please write to the City of West Palm Beach and express your disappointment that the city has chosen to work with the Ringling Bros. circus. If you live or work in West Palm Beach, it is important to mention that when writing. Contact:
Mayor Jeri Muoio
City of West Palm Beach