• Protest Garden Bros Circus

    Gloucester County DREAM Park

    Garden Bros is notorious for its animal abuse. While Garden Bros travels with elephants and other animals, we have been told that these NJ performances will include "just ponies and horses" as if using them against their will is okay. All animals exploited by Garden Bros Circus are used and abused. All of them suffer in miserable conditions. WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2019 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm We will be conducting outreach as the first (3:30pm) performance lets out and as people come to attend the second (7:30pm) performance. WHERE: DREAM Park Gloucester County, NJ 400 US-130, Logan Township, NJ 08085 Directions: http://dreamparknj.com/come-for-a-visit/directions-dream-park/ WHAT TO EXPECT . . . --- Where we will stand We will stand on the public right of way in front of DREAM Park --- What we will do We will hold signs and have leaflets available. We will also have vegan literature available for interested people. Signs provided but feel free to make your own. --- Directions and Parking? Directions: http://dreamparknj.com/come-for-a-visit/directions-dream-park/ Parking: TBA --- Weather dependent? These protest are not weather dependent. It can get rainy and chilly this time of year, so please bundle up. The only way we will cancel our scheduled protests is if the circus itself is cancelled. --- Police Interaction? Little to none. There will be a designated police liaison. Please leave all police interaction to the liaison. We will be standing on the public right of way which is completely legal. --- Restrooms? Please use restrooms before coming to the protest as there will not be any available to us. --- Accessibility? The area where we will be standing will likely not be paved. An organizer will bring an extra folding chair for anyone not able to stand for long periods of time. Please contact the organizer if you have accessibility concerns and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

  • Join Us at Uhuru Flea Market Outreach!

    Clark Park, 43rd and Chester

    Uhuru Flea Market (Clark Park, West Philly) is back again this year and we'll be there to spread the animal liberation message (as well as raise a few dollars for our expenses. Some of our expenses include supplies for things like leaflets (for our specific campaigns), buttons, signage, and so on. It's not a lot of money, but it adds up. At the flea market, we usually net anywhere from $30 to $80 (after paying $70 for our space), and anything extra we make is donated to animal sanctuaries like https://www.facebook.com/SkylandsSanctuary.org/ . Last year (2018) we donated over $100 to sanctuaries. ***PLEASE RSVP HERE IF YOU CAN DEFINITELY COMMIT TO AT LEAST ONE HOUR.*** We will be setting up between 8 am and 9 am and selling from our space from 9 am to 5 pm, and starting to pack up around 5 pm. Please include the hours you are committing to in the comments or send an email to [masked] PARKING: You can usually find free street parking near the flea market (43rd and Chester) although you may have to walk a block or two. Our space is usually on 43rd Street, south of Chester. This is a really fun event. In addition to selling items, we have a table with animal liberation information, which has generated some fantastic discussions. A wonderful farmers market is also in Clark Park, right next to where we set up. Don't miss it! For more information about the Uhuru Flea Market, please click here. http://uhurufleamarket.blogspot.com/ We could use more donations - please, try to contribute things that will sell, NOT junk like your old cassette tape player and your homemade tapes. Suggested items include tools, sports stuff, furniture, toys, cds, dvds, small electronics, office equipment, kitchenware, new or gently used linens, JEWELRY (always a goo seller) and unique collectors items (ornaments, etc). THANKS everyone who contributed items for our flea market sales in the past! NOTE: donations are NOT a requirement to volunteer. This event was set up for people to volunteer the day of the flea market. Donations are always welcome, however! :) ****** New or nearly new clothing is accepted, but please no other donations of clothing ******

  • Help End Animal Circuses NOW! Protest LuLu Shrine Circus in Plymouth Meeting

    Public Street in front of LuLu Shrine Temple

    • What we'll do Animals in the Circus NEED Your Help! The 78th annual animal circus at the Lulu Shrine Temple is back in town for its display of abuse. Please meet on the shoulder of Butler Pike in front of the Lulu Shrine Temple (do not drive up to the building). Signs will be provided. JUST SHOW UP AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! For more information on the Lulu Shriners, please visit http://lulushrinersexposed.com/index.html SHRINE CIRCUS FACTS: The Shriners do not operate their own traveling circus. Instead, local Shrine temples hire existing circuses or put together a collection of acts to perform. LuLu Shrine Circus has hired elephant, tiger, dog, and other animal acts in the past and is expected to have the same acts this year. The annual circuses are held as fundraisers for the fraternal group, but proceeds from Shrine Circuses usually benefit Shrine Temple operations only. The Shriners announce in small writing on tickets that proceeds do not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children and contributions or gifts to the Shrine Circus are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. In addition to showing up for a demonstration, we ask that you contact the Shriners. Please contact the Potentate, or chief executive, at the Lulu Shrine temple and urge him to replace the circus with non-animal fundraisers, such as golf tournaments, car shows, festivals, or an animal-free circus: Gerald Jay, Potentate, LuLu Shriners 5140 Butler Pike Plymouth Meeting PA 19462 Phone: (610)[masked]. WHAT TO EXPECT FOR . . . - -- Where we stand? We stand on the side of the road at the entrance to the parking lot of the Lulu Shrine Temple. There is only one entrance, so everyone going to the circus can see us and our signs. --- What we do? We display non-graphic signs with slogans like "Warning- Animal Abuse Inside" and information about animal circuses. --- Parking? The local police have approved our parking on the shoulder of Butler Pike. Please try to park close to other cars there so that the view of the demonstration itself is unobstructed (don't park close to the driveway leading up to the Temple - park closer to the little house on the other end of the shoulder area) --- Police Interaction? We have coordinated with the local police department (Whitemarsh Twp covers this area) regarding our First Amendment to the United States Constitution rights. The police are usually well-informed about our demonstrations and we generally have no problems. --- Bathrooms? There are some stores a few miles away, but nothing really close. --- Receptivity of the patrons? We don't have much one-on-one contact because we are standing by the side of the road and can only interact with people in their cars (unless they walk over to us, as a few did last time). The reaction is overall positive, with a few defensive people flipping the bird or yelling out rude comments from the safety of their vehicles. --- What to bring All signs and flyers are provided. Bring your friends and family! --- Important to know The more people we have, the more effective the protest and the stronger our message. The animals needs YOU to show up for them. Ringling is history and soon all animal circuses will be but only if we continue to educate patrons on the facts about animal circuse

  • For the Animals: Block Party and Fundraiser - Volunteers Needed!

    Big Day Out in Easton. Live music outside, DJs inside..Kid friendly. Animal ACTivists of Philly will be tabling. We'll have info on our group and our various campaigns, along with info on veganism. We'll be collecting donations for Chenoa Manor and The Official Animal Rights March NYC. Please RSVP only if you're interested in volunteering to help with our table. We'll carpool from Philly together!