Jillian Michaels, our fave The Biggest Loser expert, has announced she will lead today’s protest in El Lay against circus giant Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
Ringling Bros. has a history of documented abuse and neglect of its animals, along with citations from the USDA.
Jill said of the circus:
“These animals should be allowed to live as nature intended—free from beatings, chains, and screaming crowds. Their enslavement by the circus means they spend their lives in chains and stuffy train cars with no freedom to roam, and they suffer painful, fatal ailments that come from such a stressful existence.”
Ringling Bros. will be in Calie for a series of shows this week, the same week that the Animal Rights National Conference is there, bringing huge numbers of animal advocates and activists into town. Coincidence?
The protest against the circus is being called “the biggest circus protest on Earth,” and the event page on Facebook shows 929 people have already responded as attending!
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