Join ARFF to protest the circus in West Palm Beach at 2:00 PM

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

E-mail: [masked]

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  • Lin

    I am hoping to join you at the 2 pm protest. I have a little dog who is having seizures so I go day-by-day. I will be sending an email to Mayor Muoio - it is all about the money for the city,

    December 20, 2013

  • Melanie

    ARFF is organizing this protest and will bring signs, but you're also welcome to make signs. They can always use more. I would suggest bringing whatever items will make you comfortable such as a hat, sunglasses, water, etc.
    You can contact ARFF at the number below for more info.
    Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
    1431 N. Federal Highway
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
    (954) 727-ARFF

    December 20, 2013

  • Holly P.

    I'm excited to be a part of this group and make a difference in the lives of animals!

    December 19, 2013

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