Note: I won't necessarily be at all the protests, but don't let that stop you!
Please join Humanity Through Education to protest the circus and educate patrons about the inherent cruelty of using animals for entertainment. Ringling is again performing in four Bay Area cities this year -- so your help is greatly needed.
Signs and leaflets are provided at each leafleting time listed below. For more information call[masked] or email [masked].
OAKLAND ARENA, OAKLAND
Location: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland (off of 880 Freeway @ 66th Ave exit)
Please meet in front of the ticket booths.
Thu ... Aug 14 ... 6p
Fri ..... Aug 15 ... 6p
Sat .... Aug 16 ... 12:45p* and 5:30p ...
Sun .... Aug 17 ... 2:45p*
Mon ... Aug 18 ... 6p
* Denotes a leafleting in between two shows. It is very important to arrive on time for these leafletings as we first leaflet people exiting the early show, who come out quickly and en masse. If we are not set-up by the time the early show is done, we will miss our opportunity to educate these people. After the early show crowd disperses, we will turn and leaflet the people attending the later show.
Ringling Bros.' abuse of animals is well documented and includes: (1) depriving the animals of everything that is important to them including freedom of choice, family, a natural habitat, adequate food and water when needed; and (2) the infliction of pain through the use of Bullhooks (a sharp weapon resembling a fireplace poker), whips and electro-shocks.