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Zippos Circus protest in Blackheath!

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Zippos Circus will be in Blackheath, until Tuesday 9th April.

There will be a protest/leafletting against them there, on Thursday 4th April, from 5pm to 7pm.

We'll be meeting by the gates to the Circus. Leaflets, placards, and banners, will all be provided for you to use there.

Contact number for this demonstration is:
[masked].

Zippos Circus are one of only nine circuses in the UK that continue to use animals. The other 22 UK circuses don't use animals. Zippos Circus uses Horses, Ponies, and Budgerigars in they're performances. Animal Defenders International did an undercover investigation of this circus, in 2006. Here's a link to that investigation, this link shows what they found:

http://www.ad-international.org/animals_in_entertainment/go.php?id=504&si=1&ssi=10

There's also a Youtube video of Zippos Circus, by Animal Rights Cambridge, that you can watch. Here's the link for that video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svYEJLlphOY

There are already advertising posters up in the area, so if you live in the area please try to remove illegal posters, and please try to persuade shops not to display them either.

The nearest National Rail Station is Blackheath, which is in fare zone 3. You can get Southeastern trains from London Charing Cross, London Victoria, and London Cannon Street Stations, to Blackheath Station.

Here's a Wikipedia link, with all the information in it, that you might want/need, for getting to Blackheath Station:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackheath_railway_station

The exact address for the circus, at this location is:

Blackheath Common
Shooters Hill Road
Lewisham
London
SE3 0UA

Here's a map showing how to get to the circus:

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE3+0UA&hl=en&sll=53.800651%2C-4.064941&sspn=7.323302%2C19.577637&hnear=London+SE3+0UA%2C+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16

Please try you're best to make this important demonstration. These animals need us to protest for them whenever we can, in order for them to eventually be freed from their exploitation, and allowed their freedom.

For more information about animals in circuses, see the website:

http://www.captiveanimals.org/our-work/circuses