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Announcement ::
The Circus Is Coming!
12 Sep 2004
Modified: 09:14:33 PM
The Ringling Bros. Circus is coming to Boston, and we're going to make sure our message is heard loud and clear: Animal Torture Is Not Acceptable!

The Ringling Bros. Circus has announced on their site they'll be in Boston October 8th-17th, and we're not planning to let it go without making some noise!

The current schedule is:

Show DateShow Time
Fri. October 8th7:00PM
Sat. October 9th11:00AM
Sun. October 10th1:00PM
5:00 PM
Mon. October 11th11:00AM
Wed. October 13th7:00PM
Thur. October 14th7:00PM
Fri. October 15th7:00PM
Sat. October 16th11:00AM
Sun. October 17th1:00PM

Ringling Bros. has a long history of animal cruelty. Among their acts of cruelty:

  • The death of Clyde, a 2-year-old lion who died while crossing the Mojave Desert in July. According to the Washington Post: The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus is facing a federal investigation amid allegations that it allowed a young lion to die in a sweltering animal train crossing the Mojave Desert and then tried to keep key information from the government.
  • The death of Riccardo, an 8-month-old elephant who was euthanized at Ringling’s breeding center in August after reportedly falling off a low platform and fracturing both hind legs. He had been separated from his mother at birth.
  • As reported in the San Mateo Times, activists secretly recorded Ringling in Oakland, CA in August that showed an elephant trainer using a bullhook to hit a 6-year-old elephant in the leg.
  • Feld Entertainment (Ringling’s parent company) ignored a subpoena in August and refused to give U.S. government investigators a video of the tiger attack that badly injured illusionist Roy Horn.
  • You can find an extensive lists of animal torture acts comitted by Ringling Bros. at this factsheet from the Animal Protection Institute.

    If you are interested in attending or in helping with organization of protests of the circus, please e-mail Pete Cannon or call (978) 239 3811.

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