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Ringling Circus Protest! Friday!

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Arrive early to find a place to park and walk to demo. Bring quarters for the meters."

It's that time of year! The circus is coming to Tampa once again. We plan to be speak up for the animals, who suffer from the constant travel, abusive training and social isolation. In the circus virtually all of animal's natural behaviors are thwarted.

Please come out and help us educate and be the voice for these animals. The circus has long been thought of as an event to delight and entertain. But for Circus animals who spend up to 50 weeks per year in "transport" cages or railroad boxcars, the circus is no fun at all. The Demonstrations will occur at the intersection of Channelside Dr & S. Morgan St. Each demo will be one and a half hour. We will try to get patrons going in as well as leaving the circus this year. We welcome you for any time you can give. The animals need our voice.

Animals in circuses live miserable lives of deprivation, confinement and abuse. Ringling's animal-care history is riddled with USDA violations and penalties. At least twenty-five Ringling elephants, including four babies, have died since 1992! More info:

Please go to the meetup calendar and RSVP to which show(s) you will be attending
**Signs, banners and literature will be provided**
Questions ?? Call 727-656-8368

Demo Dates & Times:

Wednesday (Opening Night): 1/2/2013 6:00 pm

Thursday: 1/3/2013 6:00 pm

Friday: 1/4/2013 6:00 pm

Saturday: 1/5/2013 6:00 pm Sunday: 1/6/2013 3:30 pm

Lets have a super turnout this year each night to show Ringling we do not want them coming to our city or anywhere else.