Ringling Bros Circus Leafleting Schedule, Northern CA
August - September 2016
Please Join Humanity Through Education to educate Bay Area circus patrons why Ringling Bros. Circus needs to stop using all animals in its circus and the circus must send its elephants to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in California. Signs and leaflets are provided at each leafleting listed below.
Oakland Arena - 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA (off of 880 Freeway @ 66th Ave exit).
Please meet in front of the ticket booths.
Thursday, August 18 5:30p
Friday, August 19 5:30p
Saturday, August 20 1:15p*and 5:30p
Sunday, August 21 3:15p
Monday, August 22 5:30p
San Jose Arena - 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA.
Please meet on the corner of Santa Clara & Autumn Street.
Thursday, August 25 5:30p
Friday, August 26 5:30p
Saturday, August 27 1:15p*and 5:30p
Sunday, August 28 3:15p
Friday, September 2 5:30p
Saturday, September 3 1:15p*and 5:30p
Sunday, September 4 3:15p
Monday, September 5 10a
* Please be on time as we hand out informational flyers to patrons coming out of the earlier show AND to those going into the second show.
Since last years Ringling Bros. Circus demos the City of Oakland passed a bullhook ban in December 2014 and just a couple of months after, in March 2015, Ringling announced it would stop forcing elephants to perform in its circus in 2018. Ringling then pushed up the removal of elephants from the circus to May 2016! While this is obviously good news and a big step forward we still must educate circus patrons: (1) that the elephants must go to a credible sanctuary and not to Ringling's torture facility in Florida; and (2) why all animals should not be used by the circus.
Ringling needs to stop using all animals in its circus.
All animals who are forced to perform in circuses suffer. All are severely confined and exhibit abnormal behaviors as a result, including pacing, bobbing, swaying and other abnormal repetitive behaviors. San Francisco recently became the largest US city to ban the use of performing exotic animals and many countries and large cities around the world have taken a similar position, including: Mexico, Bolivia, Singapore, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Bogaota, Bosnia. Slovenia, Cyprus, India, Peru, Austria, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Herzegovenia. This is where the world is headed and until Ringling follows suit its patrons need to be educated about the miserable lives of all animals used by Ringling.
Ringling’s Elephants Must Go to a Credible Sanctuary
Despite its announcement that it will no longer force elephants to perform in its circus, Ringling has also decided the elephants will be "retired" to its breeding and training facility in Florida, euphemistically called Ringling’s Center For Elephant Conservation. This facility has been nothing but a torture chamber forelephants. It is where Ringling has forcibly removed baby elephants from their mothers, chained them up for months on end and beat and electro-shocked them to force them to perform circus tricks. Moreover, bullhooks will still be used to manage the elephants at the Florida facility and the same people who have been abusing these elephants will still be managing them. Ringling needs to send the elephants to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, where mothers can be reunited with their daughters, have thousands of acres to roam and freely socialize with other elephants of their choosing. And most importantly, they will not be managed with bullhooks or electroshock devices.
We are so close -- public opinion does matter! Let's make this dream come true for the elephants and all the animals.
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