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      February 7, 2020

      Friday   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

      685 S John Q Hammons Parkway
      Springfield, Missouri 65807

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      Circus Protest at JQH Arena

      If you are against animals being abused and exploited in the name of "entertainment" - join us at JQH Arena to protest the circus! Last year, a little over 100 protestors between the 5 shows came out to be a voice to the voiceless, and show support for a cruelty-free circus. Come stand united with other local animal lovers, and Be on the RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY!

      FRIDAY, Feb 7th : 5:30pm
      SATURDAY, Feb 8th : 1pm
      SATURDAY, Feb 8th: 5:30pm
      SUNDAY, Feb 9th : 12pm
      SUNDAY, Feb 9th : 4:30pm

      *Note the times above are the times that protestors should arrive/be there, because these times are 1hr prior to the circus showtime (and this is the timeframe people start lining up to ride the elephants and camels) each protest usually lasts about 1hr, or until all the people waiting in line have either entered (or left!haha! -- several people actually did turn away last year!no joke)

      ***Signs and leaflets will be provided, but if you made a poster and want to use it - go for it! Kids are welcome to join too!!

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      Wondering why we protest?
      George Carden Circus Ranked 4 on the list of the TOP 8 WORST Circuses:
      https://www.peta.org/blog/peta-names-worst-circuses/
      and
      http://www.peta.org/blog/peta-names-top-8-worst-circuses/

      *Here is a list of all the incidents surrounding the George Carden Circus:
      http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/Carden-Family-Circus.pdf

      Please watch this exert from the documentry "Earthlings"
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d4kaV59zlw

      Also, this link has good info too, even though Ringlings is not the circus in our area, the treatment of circus animals is similar throughout the industry...
      https://youtu.be/1XtzkJSFvcw

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      ***Disclaimer- Attendees of the protest do NOT represent ARC or MSU student body. Protestors assume responsibility for their own actions and liabilities. This is intended to be a peaceful protest, not a riot. Education can best be achieved through compassion and understanding. Springfield Police Department approved of our intent to exercise Constitutional right of Freedom of Speech at this event, under the circumstances that we do not infringe on community civilness.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Pets | Politics & Activism

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.