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Groups Urge Louisville
Residents to Boycott Animal Abuse
For Immediate Release:February 8, 2013
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Louisville -- An "injured elephant" will lead PETA, Animal Lovers of
Louisville, and Louisville Vegetarian Initiative protesters in a
demonstration Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center, which is hosting the
Kosair Shrine circus. The protesters will display
signs that read, "Boycott the Circus." The various Shrine
circuses across the country get their animals from exhibitors that are
notorious for repeatedly violating the animal-care and public-safety provisions
of the federal Animal Welfare Act.
When: Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m.
Where: The main gate of the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln. (near the intersection of Phillips Lane and Freedom Way), Louisville
"Elephants and other animals used by Shrine
circuses have been beaten and deprived of their precious freedom for a lifetime
of cheap tricks," says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law
Enforcement Delcianna Winders. "These abused animals have become ticking
bombs and pose a serious risk to public safety."
use bullhooks—weapons that resemble a fireplace poker with a sharp metal hook
at one end—as well as whips, chains, and electric-shock prods to force
elephants, big cats, and other animals to perform unnatural and often
frightening tricks. Also, since 1997, there have been more than 10 incidents in
which animals used by exhibitors who were hired by Shriners have injured or
killed people. A groomer who was killed by an elephant in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in
2010 was kicked so hard that he was thrown 20 feet and died of massive
urges families to patronize only circuses that use willing human performers,
such as Cirque du Soleil.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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