Thursday, March 02, 2006

Why Boycott the Circus?

Please join me in boycotting the Shrine Circus

Circus Location: New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York

Show Dates

April 01, 2005

7:00 PM

April 02, 2005

10:00 AM
2:30 PM
7:00 PM

April 03, 2005

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

I hope to form protest/rally in order to re-educate the public by handing out pamphlets educating about the inhumane practices of the Shrine Circus and the accidents and deaths it has caused.

“The Shrine Circus escapes the scrutiny of governing bodies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and local animal control agencies by not owning the animals used in its shows or possessing an exhibiter license. The animals are leased from outside companies…”

“Exhibiters of Shrine Circus leased animals have failed to meet minimal federal standards for care of animals used in exhibition as established in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The USDA has cited Shrine Circus exhibiters for failure to provide veterinary care, adequate shelter from the elements, nutritious food, and clean water, as well as failure to handle animals in a manner that prevents trauma and harm and ensures public safety.”

PETA Fact Sheet Shrine Circus.

“Elephants don’t perform because they WANT TO. They perform because they are afraid NOT TO. “

PETA-“Cruelty is not entertainment” pamphlet

There are far more entertaining ways to entertain and also educate your children about animals. Several Circuses that don’t use animals are: Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, and The New Pickle Family Circus.

There are places in NYS that Rescue, rehabilitate, and place animals in loving homes and accept tours! These places not only help animals to be happy and healthy but your patronage helps them to rescue more animals.

Volunteering at such animal rescue places such as:Farm Animal Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, Little Shelter, Huntington, Pets Alive No-kill Shelter Middletown, Animal Haven Flushing, Catskill Animal Sanctuary Saugerties, Lollypop Farm Fairport, For Our Friends Bayside, NYS Humane Societies, NYS SpcA, and State and National Wildlife Preserves and Rescue centers.

They are not only great places to show children happy animals, but are great places to learn about animals. You may even find an animal to become part of your loving family.

Teach our children that is isn’t right to hurt animals for our entertainment, PLEASE BOYCOTT THE SHRINE CIRCUS.

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