In order to let the public know about the
circus' mistreatment of animals, activists working with Citizens For
Cruelty-Free Entertainment have leafletted in front of Ringling Bros'
Circus every day it has been in the Bay Area thus far.
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On this day, the last of the circus' appearance at the
Oakland Coliseum, at least 20 activists greeted circus-goers coming and
going with informative signs and leaflets. Hundreds of leaflets were
passed out, some detailing the mistreatment of circus animals, some
suggesting animal-free circus alternatives. Other than the occasional
hot-head making a scene in front of his children or aggressive circus
security details, most people were receptive and a few noted right away
that they would never attend another animal circus once they became aware
of the inherent cruelty.
The circus will now go to San Jose and
then to San Francisco before departing the Bay Area. Animal activists from
all over are encouraged to help keep the heat on Ringling and its parent
company, Feld Entertainment, to drop the use of animals in their live
shows. Please, help leaflet one or more days listed below while the circus
is still in town. Signs and leaflets will be made available by friendly,
welcoming organizers. Just show up!
Complete schedule for
leafletting Bay Area Ringling appearances: