Over 80 demonstrators joined the Indiana Animal Rights Alliance Thursday evening to protest opening night of the Ringling Bros. Circus. Because of dedicated protesters, elephants have been spared the daily abuse required in circus training and performances. Unfortunately, other animals are still performing, including wild animals like tigers and lions.
It takes years of negative reinforcement training, such as domination and abusive behavior, to keep wild animals “in their place”. The animals also endure months of confinement as they travel in small crates from city to city.
In addition, the USDA fined Ringling Bros. $270,000 for multiple animal abuse violations. This was the largest fine in US history for animal abuse. For more on Ringling, please visit www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com.
Please join IARA at any of the remaining demonstrations outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. You can RSVP via Facebook or just show up:
Friday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4th at 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 p.m.
Demonstrator’s hold signs outside Ringling Bros. Circus opening night protest on December 1, 2016.