Protest Ringling Bros. animal torture

Date: 
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Surf Avenue & W. 21st Street , Brooklyn: D, F, N, Q train to Stillwell Av.-Coney Is.

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Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:13:24 -0500 (CDT)
From: PETA < newsmanager@peta.org>
Subject: Protest Ringling Bros. Cruelty on Coney Island!

Have you seen the photos that were taken by a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus whistleblower? They show baby elephants as they are bound and electro-shocked by Ringling trainers? If you haven't seen the photos yet, check them out. After you do, you'll understand why we're inviting you to come out and stand up for animals at a demonstration protesting the arrival of Ringling on Coney Island.

Throughout the summer, Ringling will be stationed on Coney Island, bringing elephants, chains, and bullhooks with it. PETA will be there every day, leafleting outside Ringling's shows and reminding people that when elephants are tied up, beaten, and electro-shocked, they never forget. We're kicking it all off on Thursday, June 17, with an opening-night protest! Will you be there?

What: Opening-night protest against Ringling
When: Thursday, June 17, [5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.]
Where: Southwest corner of Surf Avenue and W. 21st Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York (See this map.)

Leaflets and signs will be provided—plus, the first five people who show up will receive a FREE shirt, making it even easier to speak up for animals all summer long!

Let's show Ringling that it's not wanted on Coney Island! There are opportunities to leaflet all summer, so even if you can't make it on opening night, come out for an hour on any Wednesday through Sunday this summer to meet our activists and protest Ringling! To RSVP or for more details, check out the Facebook event page. For information about more leafleting opportunities this summer, e-mail me at AnnC@peta.org. Please use the subject line of this e-mail when responding.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Ann Cashell
Action Team Coordinator
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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