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11/07/2011

This week: Protest the disgusting circus in Santa Cruz & Napa!  »

I’m just gonna copy and paste the announcement because it has all the news you need and I can’t write too much about this or I’ll get too mad and burn the house down! Here goes:

Join Humanity Through Education to protest the Piccadilly Circus in Santa Cruz & Napa

Piccadilly Circus uses two elephants “owned” by Gatti Circus. The owner of Gatti forces one of the elephants to walk on her hind legs. This is the cruelest circus trick I have ever seen. Elephants are the heaviest four-legged animals and carry most of their weight on their front legs. Males get up on their hind legs to mount a female and an elephant may briefly stand on their hind legs to reach up into a tree but an elephant
NEVER walks on their hind legs. Forcing an elephant to walk on their hind
legs is physically unnatural, painful, and harmful for the elephant. 

As well, the elephants are forced to live in severe confinement; either chained or kept in small pens. These living conditions are extremely boring and frustrating. As a result the elephants literally go crazy, endlessly swaying or rocking back and forth. This repetitive behavior only occurs in animals in captivity. All animals need to move about freely - when they cannot they suffer. You can watch the cruelty of Gatti Circus here and here.

Your voice is needed to oppose this horrible and inhumane practice. Please join Humanity Through Education to protest the circus and educate patrons, who have been very receptive to our message about the inherent cruelty of using animals for entertainment.

Signs and leaflets are provided at each leafleting time listed below. For
more information call Mark at 415.623.8604 or email Pat.

WHEN: Tue., November 8, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Cruz Fairgrounds (2601 E. Lake Ave. Watsonville, Calif.) 

WHEN: Wed., November 9, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Napa Valley Expo (575 Third St. Napa, California)

At each leafleting, we will first leaflet the people exiting the early show and then immediately turn and leaflet the people coming into the later show. It is very important to arrive on time for these leafletings as the people exit quickly and if we are not set-up before the show is done, we will miss our opportunity to educate them.

And now, to combat the sadness of that post, here’s an adorable rescued ellie hanging with a dog at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee:

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