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Group Converges on San Antonio With Message That Animals Deserve
Their Freedom From Abusive Circus
For Immediate Release:July 3, 2012
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
San Antonio, Texas -- Holding signs that read, "Elephants Deserve Freedom," and accompanied
by an activist wearing an elephant costume, PETA members will protest against
the cruel Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on its Fourth of July
opening day outside the Alamodome. PETA's point? That Ringling trainers and
handlers routinely beat and gouge elephants with bullhooks—weapons that
resemble a fireplace poker with a sharp steel tip—and that there's no better
time to demand freedom for Ringling's abused elephants than on Independence
When: Wednesday, July 4, 12 noon
Where: Outside the Alamodome (near the intersection of Hoefgen Avenue and Sycamore Street), San Antonio
The protesters will also display
posters emblazoned with compelling
photos taken inside Ringling's training center that expose how baby
elephants used by Ringling are stretched out, slammed to the ground, gouged
with bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. Alec Baldwin has also recently
narrated a new video exposé of the Ringling Bros. circus.
"Kids would run screaming from the big top if they knew how baby elephants
are violently forced to perform difficult, confusing, and sometimes painful
tricks," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "On the
Fourth of July, we're asking parents to steer clear of the circus to help
hasten the day when elephants and other abused animals win their long-overdue
Late last year, Ringling Bros.
paid the largest fine in circus history—$270,000—for violations of the Animal
For more information, please visit PETA's website RinglingBeatsAnimals.com.
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