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Protest Ringling Brothers in San Jose
Date Wednesday August 18
Time 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
HP Pavilion
525 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Event Type Protest
At the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus training center, baby elephants are pulled from their mothers, tied down with ropes, gouged with bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. This is the beginning of an elephant’s life in the circus—-a life of chains, beatings, fear, and intimidation.

All Ringling handlers strike the elephants with a bullhook (a weapon resembling a fireplace poker). Elephants are chained 16 to 22.5 hours a day, often much longer when they are on the train. Baby elephants are taken from their mothers to be broken and trained to do unnatural tricks for the circus. The "Breaking process" involves: taking the baby elephants from their mothers while they are still nursing; isolating the babies from all other elephants; tying the babies up so they are severely restricted in their movement and not even able to turn around; and hitting the babies with bullhooks.

Ringling Brothers is coming to HP Pavilion. Please join Santa Clara County Activists for Animals for a peaceful protest against this cruel treatment of animals. Meet at the corner of Autumn and Santa Clara Streets. Signs and leaflets will be provided by Humanity Through Education. The main protest is on Wednesday, but we will be out there every night (Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun).

Wed August 18 6 PM
Thu August 19 6 PM
Fri August 20 6 PM
Sat August 21 12:30 PM & 5:30PM
Sun August 22 12:30 PM & 5:30PM
Added to the calendar on Friday Aug 13th, 2010 8:10 AM

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