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Protesters Will Spotlight
Ringling's Violent Treatment of Baby Elephants
For Immediate Release:January 29, 2013
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Charlotte, N.C. -- A large inflatable elephant will lead PETA members in a protest against the
arrival of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Wednesday. The
protesters will display signs that read, "This Is Ringling Baby-Elephant
Training," alongside banners emblazoned
with compelling photos taken inside Ringling's training center. The
photos expose how
baby elephants used by Ringling are stretched out, slammed to the ground,
gouged with steel-tipped bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. These
abusive sessions go on for several hours a day in order to force the baby
elephants to learn to perform circus tricks out of fear of punishment.
When: Wednesday, January 30, 12 noon
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, in front of the box office on the east side of E. Trade Street between S. Brevard and N. College streets, Charlotte
"Charlotte residents 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 Foundation Director of Captive Animal
Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders. "Since children love animals, the last
place that parents and grandparents should take them to is the circus."
In late 2011, Ringling paid the
largest fine in circus history—$270,000—for violations of the Animal Welfare
For more information, please
visit PETA's website RinglingBeatsAnimals.com.
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