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Fri Jul 15 2005Fresno Animal Activists Defy Arrests/Intimidation
Fri Jul 15 2005Five Arrested Protesting the Treatment of Animals by Ringling Bros
The Ringling Brothers Circus, a subsidiary of Feld Entertainment, stands accused by animal advocates of torturing elephants and other animals with whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful tools of the trade. With this summer's circus season in full swing, the industry is already facing several fines nationwide levied for injuries and mistreatment of animals.
In Fresno, dozens of activists from throughout the Central Valley and the Bay Area joined Fresno Voices for Animals for five days of protests against Ringling Bros. On July 14th, five activists were arrested outside Selland Arena in downtown Fresno while protesting the circus. Despite this and repeated threats from Feld, arena officials, and Fresno police, activists persevered. They banged drums, displayed a twenty foot banner and numerous signs including a five foot tombstone listing animals that have died in Ringling's "care", took backstage photos of Ringling animal handlers with bullhooks, and handed out thousands of pieces of literature detailing the abuse of circus animals. Many patrons of Ringling/Feld stopped to learn more from activists about animal treatment in the circus, and many declared that this would be their last animal circus show.
Upcoming Ringling Protest/Leafletting Schedules: Bay Area in August
First-Ever Exposé Inside a US Lamb Slaughterhouse (1 comment) Friday Feb 3rd 2:01 PM
Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species Thursday Jan 12th 12:21 PM
Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz Wednesday Jan 4th 6:23 PM
Pacific Fisheries Management Council Nominated for ‘Shark Enemy’ Award by Turtle Island and Host of Concerned Environmental Groups Monday Dec 19th 10:26 AM
San Francisco Airport’s New Therapy Pig, LiLou, Prompts PETA Appeal Monday Dec 12th 3:35 PM
Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick Friday Dec 9th 2:51 PM
Urgent SeaWorld Protest at Coastal Commission Hearing (1 comment) Saturday Oct 29th 2:58 AMMore Local News...
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On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges Monday Jan 23rd 7:03 PM
AWI Applauds USDA for Improving Welfare of Animals under Certified Organic Label Monday Jan 23rd 12:58 PM
EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides Wednesday Jan 18th 9:11 PM
Reviewing Keith Ellison's animal welfare record Tuesday Jan 17th 1:48 AM
Despite New Jaguars in US, Feds Release Plan to Recover Endangered Jaguars Only in Mexico Monday Dec 19th 5:39 PM
New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet Tuesday Dec 6th 1:59 PM
Sharks Win Protections at International Wildlife Treaty Meeting Monday Oct 3rd 9:53 AMMore Global News...
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Dozens of lab monkeys were killed due to failed experiments and shipping mistakes Thursday Nov 3rd 9:56 AM
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing Friday Oct 21st 9:35 PM
53 Of The Ways The World's Military Harm Animals Tuesday Jun 21st 10:26 AM
Hillary Clinton Flunks Animal Rights And Environmental Issues Saturday May 21st 12:48 PM
David Ludwig & NPR's David Greene And Alison Aubrey Shill For Egg Producers Friday May 13th 7:30 AM
Animal Activist Marcy Winograd wins freedom of speech appeal Monday May 9th 6:59 PM
Former FBI Agent Pens Novel Based on Fictional Experiences in the Animal Rights Movement Tuesday Apr 19th 10:58 PMOpen Newswire...
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