The Greatest Circus Protest on Earth

June 20th, 2013 by Christy Griffin


For the last two years, hundreds of activists from IDA and other national and local organizations have joined forces to protest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. These protests have shown record turnouts, so let’s keep the momentum going and make this year the Greatest Circus Protest on Earth! Help us send a loud and clear message that elephants and other animals do not belong in circuses.  

What: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Opening Night Protest
When: Wednesday, July 10, 5:45pm – 7:30pm
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles – meet at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court

Please invite your friends and family! Posters and leaflets will be provided. For more information about this event, please contact Bill Dyer. For more information about circuses, please visit

170 Responses to “The Greatest Circus Protest on Earth”

  1. July 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm, Manel said:

    These beautiful animals don’t deserve to be treated inhumanely and brutally. Those Circus people have no brains to think or do any other thing on this planet. Simply to abuse these helpless animals cruelly while training them and punish them with the most violent and vicious ways are the only things these scum bags knows. Circus people are thriving making money & getting profit because of these poor animals. But the treatments they give to the voiceless animals are Barbaric. I hope those elephants and all the animals should take over the place & need to tie the subhuman Bastards tightly and use the same Bullkooks to pork on those evil peoples eyes. All those who supports and continue to run the circuses should rot in hell.


  2. June 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm, sweetpea3c said:

    I would love to be there to show my support, but on the east coast + cannot make it. I will be with you all in spirit though, + will make an extra donation to IDA to support their efforts to put an end to the use + abuse of circus animals!! It sickens me that greed drives those who abuse animals in this way!


  3. June 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm, debra nelligan said:

    Good stop this sickening use of innocent animals there needs to be laws against this sick moneymakers


  4. June 21, 2013 at 11:14 am, Carrera said:

    I always hated the way animals were treated in circuses. I never visited a circus as a child. Now I hate them even more for their callousness and inhumanity and pure unadulterated cruelty. What irks me is why the Congress does not put an end to animals misery. One wonders if they are any better than the circus owners who are capitalizing on the animals. It is all about money and greed.


  5. June 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm, JoelleWalker said:

    Power to the Protest!!!


  6. June 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm, John Roe said:

    Great ! Keep up the good work


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