The Ringling Bros. Circus came to the Florence Civic Center Feb. 17 to
20, and the FMU Animal Rights Advocates (ARA) met them with protest
On the first night of the circus, the FMU ARA showed their support for
animals by protesting the circus’ use of them in the performance, as
as the cruelty the FMU ARA says the animals receive in their
Although the event was set to start at 7 p.m., the FMU ARA members set
themselves up in the parking lot at 5:30 p.m. hoping to deter some of
people who had planned to attend the show.