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Stop Circus Suffering


Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) undercover investigations go behind the scenes, exposing the abuses wherever animals are forced to perform, including movies, circuses, advertisements, special events and rides. In fact, many of the companies provide animals across this spectrum of entertainment. For example, in Perris, California, ADI captured on video the trainers and owners of Have Trunk Will Travel violently beating and electric shocking their elephants in training sessions and routine husbandry. These elephants including Tai and Rosie, the famed movie stars of ‘Water for Elephants’ and ‘Zookeeper’, are also hired out for weddings, elephant rides at county fairs, TV ads, and even forced to travel cross-country to do ridiculous tricks in the circus.

Stop Circus Suffering is a global campaign by Animal Defenders International to end the suffering of animals in circuses. The campaign is built on the hard-hitting evidence collected by ADI Field Officers working undercover in the circus industry. ADI runs awareness campaigns, lobbies governments, municipalities and international bodies, and works with partner campaign organizations in different countries to spread the word and end this terrible and unnecessary suffering.

Already the campaign has seen the closure of many circuses and performing animal centers, the rescue of animals, and local and national bans on the use of animals in circuses in many countries. But there is still much to do.

There is always something YOU can do to help the Stop Circus Suffering campaign.

You can help ADI shine a spotlight on and end the abuse of animals in entertainment. ADI conducts letter writing and email campaigns to legislators, studios, advertising firms and local newspaper editors, and organizes outreach events when the circus comes to town.

ADI is calling on supporters to warn audiences of the behind-the-scenes suffering of animals in traveling circuses when UniverSoul Circus comes to Inglewood, CA this Friday, March 29, 2013. Other protests are scheduled throughout the weekend.

WHAT:  UniverSoul Circus Protest

WHEN: Friday, March 29th, 3pm-4pm and 6:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Outside the Hollywood Park Race Track Parking Lot

1050 South Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, CA  90301

Together, we will make a difference!

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