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Ringling Bros' Circus demo and leafleting in Oakland 8-21-05: the activists
by dave id
Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
In order to let the public know about the circus' mistreatment of animals, activists working with Citizens For Cruelty-Free Entertainment have leafletted in front of Ringling Bros' Circus every day it has been in the Bay Area thus far.
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On this day, the last of the circus' appearance at the Oakland Coliseum, at least 20 activists greeted circus-goers coming and going with informative signs and leaflets. Hundreds of leaflets were passed out, some detailing the mistreatment of circus animals, some suggesting animal-free circus alternatives. Other than the occassional hot-head making a scene in front of his children or aggressive circus security details, most people were receptive and a few noted right away that they would never attend another animal circus once they became aware of the inherent cruelty.

The circus will now go to San Jose and then to San Francisco before departing the Bay Area. Animal activists from all over are encouraged to help keep the heat on Ringling and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, to drop the use of animals in their live shows. Please, help leaflet one or more days listed below while the circus is still in town. Signs and leaflets will be made available by friendly, welcoming organizers. Just show up!

Complete schedule for leafletting Bay Area Ringling appearances:
§Trained by Fear & Brutality
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§Nature or Concrete?
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§Ringling's death toll: 20 dead elephants in 11 years
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§Unnatural habital, unnatural behavior
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§Circus acts rob animals of dignity
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§Citizens For Cruelty-Free Entertainment
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§The Marin Peace and Justice Animal Rights contingent
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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Marin Peace and Justice Animal Rights:
http://www.mpjc.org/ar.html

§Animals in the circus die to entertain you
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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In Defense of Animals:
http://idausa.org/

§Tools of Oppression: Whips, Cages, Chains...
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§informing mothers and children
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§OG on the left has been educating circus-goers for 18 years
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§Dick Gregory and Richard Pryor
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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§If you care about animals patronize only animal free circuses
by dave id Sunday Aug 21st, 2005 11:56 PM
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