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Animal rights at the circus: TheDC puts activists' claims to the test
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Whenever the circus is in town, you can reliably find two kinds of people following the elephants around: pooper-scoopers and animal rights activists.
When The Daily Caller caught a recent Ringling Brothers performance in Fairfax, Virginia, a handful of protesters stayed around after the show to yell to anyone who would listen about what they called 'cruelty' under the big top.
And TheDC put their claims to the test.
'Every single animal being used by the circus is subjected to the same daily, systematic abuse,' sniped Lisa Qualls, who works with animal rights groups in Washington and Baltimore. 'What, are they gonna show you if you go back and look?'