Garden Bros. (aka "Picadilly Circus") Protest Demonstration - April 18

Good News April 12:

A call to the arena verified that the circus has been cancelled due to lack of both a Zoning and Board of Health permit (too late to file appeal).

BUT people will still show up, giving us the perfect opportunity for leafleting (hopefully it'll be closed). So if someone would like to join me, I'll be there 4:00-4:30 and 6:00-6:30 Mon. leafleting.

Please let me know if you can join me....I'd greatly appreciate it.



Original information:

Garden Bros. (aka "Picadilly Circus") will be at the Olympia Ice Center for the very 1st (and hopefully last) time on Mon., April 18th for 2 shows. We need a BIG group to turn people away and show the circus they are not welcome here!

Time/Date of Protest:
Monday, April 18
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Olympia Ice Center
125 Capital Drive
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089

* Signs and leaflets will be provided

* See map on Facebook site above for directions. Take a right off of
Rt. 5 North (Riverdale St.) onto Ashley Ave., then right onto Capital Dr. and it's on the left. Parking info. to come.

* Post on Facebook site above or make contact through Facebook if you're looking to carpool.

This circus leases animals from other circus co.'s, which all have a long list of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations (see ).

"The USDA has cited Piccadilly Circus exhibitors for forcefully striking an elephant with a bullhook and for failing to provide adequate veterinary care, to provide adequate and safe enclosures, to handle animals in a way that does not cause unnecessary stress or trauma, to provide wholesome and uncontaminated food, to provide shelter from the elements, and to provide environmental enrichment."

 Garden Bros will have 2 female Asian elephants...Viola, age 45, and Isa, age 43, rented from Carson and Barnes, which has been cited many times for AWA violations.

And please contact the ice arena management at [email protected] to complain!!!

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