Ringling Brothers Circus Protest at Ontario Business Bank Arena

Join APRL and other groups in protesting The Ringling Brothers Circus at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Wednesday, August 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Most people go to the circus because they love animals; they don't realize going to the circus is supporting animal cruelty.  Circus animals are forced to endure horrendous abuse during training to make them perform silly acts to amuse the public.  They are frequently deprived of food and water to induce them to perform and to prevent untimely defecation while they are in public view.  They are not allowed to socialize with their own species and spend most of their lives in small, dirty cages, released only when it is time to perform. Many circus animals are leased seasonably from dealers, and go from one circus to another, which provides little incentive for circus owners to keep them healthy.  They suffer from inadequate care, as they are often "cared for" by temporary circus workers who have little or no experience, and are not qualified to care for these magnificent animals.

If you're interested in carpooling, please indicate that when you RSVP. Thanks for supporting the animals.

**Please refrain from wearing leather, fur, wool, silk or any article of clothing/accessories derived from animals. (The public will often try to engage us in a conversation about what we're wearing. Let's not give them a chance to divert us from our message.)

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  • Angelina r.

    It was a pretty good turn out. There seemed to be about 70 people at one point. There were even a few circus goers who changed their minds and left. In all it was a good event for us.

    August 11, 2011

  • Kristin F.

    Fantastic turnout! Lots of people showed up and irritated the hell out of Ringling Bros. and their patrons. Prevented lots of merch sales too as no patron seemed brave enough to stop by our large group long enough to buy stupid circus crap. Very energizing event. So happy so many people showed up to protest!

    August 11, 2011

  • Priscilla

    Im glad to report that it was a peaceful protest. I heard some 70+ people showed up.

    August 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved it. We actually got some people to get out of line and go home. It was great :)

    August 11, 2011

  • Simone

    Hi I'll be coming from Hollywood so I won't be carpooling with you all, but I'll look for you at the ticket booth.

    August 10, 2011

  • Dina K.

    Meet at the Bizakis parking lot off of the 55 fwy and 17th street 13931 Carroll Way, Tustin, CA 92780 at 4 pm sharp. Please state whether or not you can drive or need a ride.

    August 10, 2011

  • Dina K.

    We'll have signs and literature for you. If you want to make signs before the demo that's okay too. We'll meet by the ticket booth. Look for the compassionate people holding signs. See you then!

    August 10, 2011

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