Tell the Comcast Arena in Everett to stop profiting from the abuse of animals!
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, currently on trial
for elephant cruelty, is returning once again to the Comcast Arena at
Everett Events Center September 4-7. Circuses that use animals
perpetuate an outdated attitude that animals are ours to use and abuse
for financial gain.
Adam Cook, the arena's Director of Events, and the Everett City Council
to stop supporting shows which abuse animals for entertainment.
Bros. has a shameful history of brutally forcing animals in their shows
to perform unnatural behaviors using electric prods, spiked metal
hooks, whips, and food and water deprivation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Ringling over 100 times for repeatedly breaching minimum standards of the Animal Welfare Act, including
failure to provide veterinary care, safe enclosures, sufficient space,
adequate exercise, and proper feeding and sanitation.
our communities learn more about the appalling living conditions and
shocking training techniques that these poor animals are subjected to,
many caring citizens have abandoned this outdated and inhumane form of
"entertainment." Ringling Bros. can no longer fill larger stadiums in Tacoma or Seattle,
and has had to retreat to smaller communities like Everett. It's time
Everett shows the world that it cares about family entertainment that
celebrates human talent and does not exploit animals.
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