from the editor: Here’s a message from our animal rights pals. To learn everything you need to know about circuses and their cruelty to exotic animals (lions, tigers, elephants, etc), please go to: http://www.peta.org/features/circuses-hurt-animals.aspx:
We are organizing a demonstration at Ringling Bros.’ opening-night performance in Worcester on Wednesday, October 3.
We are currently planning to hold a daytime demonstration on October 3 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition (MARC) and local animal rights activists are planning a daytime demonstration for Saturday, October 6.
We also need volunteers to leaflet at all of Ringling’s shows in Worcester (October 3 through October 8). Organizing a demonstration is easy, and I’ll help you every step of the way!
These are the dates and times of Ringling’s performances in Worcester (the dates and times of existing demonstrations are also noted):
Wednesday, October 3—There will be a PETA demonstration from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3, 7 p.m. (opening-night performance)—We need an organizer.
Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m.—We need an organizer.
Friday, October 5, 7 p.m.—We need an organizer.
Saturday, October 6—There will be a MARC demonstration from 1 to 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 7 p.m.—We need an organizer.
Sunday, October 7, 3 p.m.—We need an organizer.
Monday, October 8, 3 p.m.—We need an organizer.
Your presence will make a world of difference to frightened baby elephants who are cruelly bound with ropes and wrestled into confusing and physically difficult positions in order to teach them circus “tricks.” As they scream, cry, and struggle, they are stretched out, slammed to the ground, struck with bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods.
Please let me know if you can help, and I’ll be happy to send you free leaflets and/or signs so that you can get the news out to your community about the circus’s abuse. And feel free to forward this message to your friends and family!
You can contact me at AdamM@peta.org or 323-210-2210 or on Facebook. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks so much!