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Ringling Brothers Demonstration Schedule for George Mason University by christine

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Ringling Brothers Demonstration Schedule for George Mason University

This is the protest schedule for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey shows at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Each protest will be at least one hour long. Signs and leaflets will be provided. Please come and lend your voice to these animals!

When:

Thursday, March 25 – 6:00 pm

Friday, March 26 – 6:30 pm, Vigil 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 27 – 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm, Vigil 9:30 pm

Sunday, March 28 – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, Vigil 7:00 pm

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Friday, April 2 – 6:30 pm, Vigil 9:30 pm

Saturday, April 3 – 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm, Vigil 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 4 – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, Vigil 7:00 pm

Where:

Meet at the corner of Braddock Road and Roanoke River Road in Fairfax, Va. We will then move to the west entrance of the Patriot Center.

Public Transportation:

Take the Metro Orange Line to Vienna/Fairfax. Then take the CUE Bus (Gold 1, 2 or Green 1, 2) to GMU. Once you arrive at GMU, walk south to the west entrance of the Patriot Center. In other words, once you arrive at the bus stop at GMU, follow Patriot Circle until you find the west entrance to the Patriot Center. You will reach the Patriot Center regardless of the direction you travel on Patriot Circle. The protest will at the west entrance of the Patriot Center. If you are early, we might be at the intersection of Braddock Road and Roanoke River Road. That area is south and near the west entrance of the Patriot Center.

George Mason University is located at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Why:

Animals belong in their native habitats, not in the circus. Numerous circuses use animals such as elephants, tigers, horses, and zebras. These animals are caged, routinely beaten to incentivize their performance of tricks, and suffer both mentally and physically during their captivity in the circus. The only reason animals are used in circuses is for profit. Their captivity does not educate children about animals. Rather, it sends a message that animal abuse and captivity is acceptable.

In order for animals to perform circus tricks, they are beaten with metal bull hooks, shocked with electrical devices, tied down with ropes, and whipped. They are either stolen from their natural habitat in the wild, or they are bred in captivity and removed from their mothers before their first birthday.

These animals spend their lives in chains and travel eleven months of the year, through weather conditions considerably different from their native habitats. The remaining month is spent in a facility where the animals receive some of the most brutal training, out of the view of the public.

A lifetime spent on concrete or idling in tights cells, results in numerous physical and psychological ailments, such as osteoarthritis, tuberculosis, poor caging and housing conditions, and/or insanity. These health issues frequently lead to the premature deaths of the animals through euthanasia, long before they would have reached their natural lifespan.

Visit our Circus page for more information about the wrongs or captivity and cruelty for entertainment.

Ignore the Truth No Longer:

Watch these videos and learn more about the standard practices Ringling employs to force animals to preform tricks for the entertainment of humans.

Keep Us Free

More Information:

Circuses.com

HelpElephants.com


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