If you’ve never come to a demo before, I would ask you, PLEASE join us this week to protest the cruelest show on earth.  If you’ve been to a demo before, please join us again.  There will be media and your attendance will show widespread support to finally end this cruelty. 
The world will be watching what happens in Atlanta this week. Here are the details:
Join Georgia Animal Rights and Protection in protesting the Cruelest Show on Earth. Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus will be performing at Philips Arena from February 15 through February 20.
Where: Philips Arena, Techwood Entrance, 51 Centennial Park Dr. (formerly Techwood Dr.) Atlanta, GA 30303
 When: Feb. 15 – February 20 (times listed below)
In the Ringling Brothers Circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Ringling breaks the spirit of elephants when they are vulnerable babies who should still be with their mothers.

Constant travel means that animals are confined to boxcars, trailers, and trucks for days at a time in extremely hot or cold weather, often without access to basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinarian care. Elephants, big cats, bears, and primates are confined to cramped and filthy cages in which they eat, sleep, drink, defecate, and urinate, all in the same place.

In November 2011, Ringling was fined $270,000 by the USDA for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act. This is the largest fine ever assessed against a circus under the Animal Welfare Act. Ringling has made history as The Cruelest Show on Earth.
 
In April 2011, Atlanta animal activists made international news with the banning of the bullhook in unincorporated Fulton County, despite the fact that Ringling fought the ordinance with all that they had. The ordinance does not affect Philips Arena, so we must make a loud statement that we do not welcome their animal abuse in our city.
 
Philips Arena is a wonderful opportunity to educate circus goers because they must stand in line a few feet from our demonstration. We have poster displays and behind the scene video for their viewing. The more activists we have to protest, the bigger the effect.
 
Posters, banners, and leaflets will be provided.
 
Join us for this important demonstration!
 
Times: February 15, 16, 17, 6 pm -7:30 pm
            February 18, 19, 20, 1 pm – 3 pm
 
 

For more information about Ringling: http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/

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