Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shrine Circus Protest this Saturday

Hi all! Here are some more details on Saturday's circus protests. Please share and crosspost widely!

Please join Adirondack Animal Rights for a demonstration against circus cruelty.

Saturday, September 11th
1:00PM and 6:00PM
West Glens Falls Fireman's Field
33 Luzerne Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

Some signs will be provided. Please feel free to make your own.

Walker Bros. Circus will be performing.;

According to the information I have been given, they use horses, ponies and dogs. While most of the anti-circus information out there focuses on exotic animals, it is important to remember that all animals in the circus suffer, regardless of species.

While there is very little regulation and protection for exotic animals used incircuses, there is even less for domesticated animals in the circus.

According to the PETA factsheet on Walker Bros Circus:

"Walker Bros. Circus has failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals used in exhibition as established in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has charged Walker Bros. Circus with numerous violations of the AWA, including failure to maintain programs of disease control and prevention for transporting two elephants infected with a human strain of tuberculosis and endangering both animal and human lives. In 2004, Walker Bros. Circus admitted to 18 violations of the AWA. Walker Bros. Circus no longer has its own USDA license..."

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you on Saturday!

Jessica Ryle
Adirondack Animal Rights
Glens Falls, NY;!/group.php?gid=260512472314&ref=ts;;

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