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August 22, 2008 

Help educate circus goers in Everett about exploited animals in circuses!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus is coming to the Comcast Arena at Everett September 4-7, 2008. Thanks to you, more than 400 messages were sent in the last few weeks to Adam Cook, Comcast Arena's Director of Events, and the Everett City Council urging them to stop promoting family entertainment which uses and abuses animals for financial gain. We've informed leadership, now it's time to educate our community.

With the images of performing animals still fresh in their minds, PAWS will be giving information to circus-goers as they leave the shows about the tortured lives circus animals must endure. If you are available and would like to help with this, contact Sylvia Moss at or 425.787.2500 x257.

Join PAWS staff the following days:

  • Thursday, September 4 at 9:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 7 at 7:00 pm

Please note: Due to PAWSwalk, staff will not be available for the Friday or Saturday shows, but if you would like to give information to circus-goers after the shows on Friday or Saturday, please contact Sylvia Moss at to coordinate a time to pick up our circus cards. Or we could refer you to one of the other organizations that will be present at the circus.

Ringling is currently on trial for allegations of abuse to their Asian elephants, in violation of the Federal Endangered Species Act. As our communities learn more about the 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and shocking training techniques that these poor animals are subjected to, many caring citizens have abandoned this outdated and inhumane form of "entertainment." Let's help Everett show the world that it is a humane city, by joining Seattle and Tacoma in rejecting animal abuse for entertainment.

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