Ringling Circus Protest

March 14th, 2013 by Nicole Meyer


In Defense of Animals is joining forces with other animal protection organizations to protest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Brooklyn next week. Ballerinas with the Cynthia King Dance Studios will also attend carrying pictures of elephants and colorful signs that say “The Circus is Tutu Cruel.”

March 20 will be the first time that Ringling will perform at the new Barclays Center. Your help is needed to send the message that animal abuse is not welcome in Brooklyn.  Please join us in making this the biggest circus protest New York has ever seen!

When: Wednesday, March 20, 6 – 7 p.m.

Where: In front of Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 (See this map.)

IDA will provide signs and leaflets, but feel free to bring your own.

IDA’s contact for this demo: Deborah Robinson:

Animals used by Ringling and other circuses are separated from families, brutally trained to perform unnatural tricks, chained, confined to small cages and pens, and dragged around the country by train or truck for months on end. Help us put an end to this cruelty by informing the public that animals suffer in circuses. For more information, go to

93 Responses to “Ringling Circus Protest”

  1. March 22, 2013 at 8:06 am, klm said:

    Hoping there are more than just the opening night demo! GREAT job Wednesday night- now keep it up! :)


  2. March 17, 2013 at 7:34 am, Linda DeLong said:

    Wish I could attend, But I am too far away, But I am with you alll the way !


  3. March 15, 2013 at 1:51 am, jennifer Burgess said:

    I’m there in spirit from the west coast. Get em.


  4. March 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm, Judy Maxwell said:

    I live in Canada so I can’t participate with signs. But I gladly would if they were closer. My heart is with you. I hate the fact that circuses are allowed to have animals that they abuse terribly. I will share this on my FB.


  5. March 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm, Christy Griffin said:

    This demo is going to be amazing!


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