New Orleans, La: Protest Univer Soul Circus

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Join us for peaceful, educational demonstrations of UniverSoul Circus at their New Orleans performances!

Protest dates and times:

Wednesday, February 24th:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 25th:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, February 26th:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 27th:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 28th:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All posters and materials will be provided, all you need to do is show up and help educate circus patrons about the abuse behind the scenes at the big top. Plenty of free parking is available across the street by the Rouses shopping center.

Many people see the circus as a day of good family fun, but circuses that still utilize animals in their shows are the furthest thing from wholesome. For these animals, the circus is hell on Earth.

Trainers use abuse and fear tactics to scare animals into performing. Elephants are beaten with clubs, stabbed with bullhooks, and electro-shocked. Tigers, and other big cats, are whipped and beaten during training. Five minutes searching Youtube will convince anyone that these shows are run on cruelty.

When these animals are not performing, they are chained or caged, living most of their lives in small railroad box cars or semi trailers. The animals can be in these cages up to 100 hours straight, forced to stand in their own urine and feces until they arrive at their next destination. During these long trips they are exposed to extreme weather, and are often without access to food, water, and vet care.

Shows like this also support poaching, by creating a demand to remove endangered animals from the wild. In November 2014, 36 baby elephants were stolen from their mothers in the wild, and were sent to Chinese zoos. Also, the nation of Swaziland is poised to capture 18 wild elephants, tear them away from their families, and send them to three United States zoos.

About UniverSoul Circus:

This circus does not posess a USDA license to exhibit animals, so they lease them from other exhibitors. UniverSoul has been cited numerous times over several decades for violations of the AWA (Animal Welfare Act). These citations include failure to maintain transport vehicles properly, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, lack of adequate space, and other violations. Animals used by UniverSoul Circus have caused injuries to members of the public.

For more information on these violations, please follow this link:

http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/pdf/Universoul-pdf.pdf
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