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Please Attend Philadelphia Demo Against UniverSoul Circus

Twenty-nine demos - Oct. 28 - Nov. 15 - certainly you can make one?


After a two year absence, the UniverSoul Circus is back in Philly.

UniverSoul Circus Barreda ElephantsUniverSoul Circus is using elephants from Jorge Barreda, who has four African elephants - Lou, Dolly, Makia, and Lovey. All four were taken from the wild as babies. Makia (31 years old) and Lovey (25 years old) were purchased from the Miami Metro Zoo in 1993 and have performed in the circus ever since. Lou and Dolly were "purchased" from a private dealer when they were just 3 years old and became circus performers at that young age. They are now 24 years old.

UniverSoul has also been using tigers in this year's show and is expected to bring them to Philadelphia.

The lives of animals in circuses consist of never-ending confinement, bullhooks and whips, screaming crowds and loud music. These animals aren't volunteers, they never get a day off or vacation.

Please join Philadelphia-area activists and other IDA members to help raise awareness among the public and end the cruelties suffered by animals in the circus. We will be demonstrating at every evening and weekend show - 29 demos total. Please, if you can make just one or two, that will make a huge difference. Patrons of this circus are very receptive to our information.

There is plenty of free parking.

Where: 41st and Parkside, Fairmount Park (near Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum), Philadelphia 

When:

  • Wednesday, October 28 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM *OPENING NIGHT*
  • Thursday, October 29 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, October 30 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 31 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 1 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 to 3:30 PM, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 3 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 4 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 5 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 5 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 7 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 8 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 to 3:30 PM, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 10 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 11 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 12 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 13 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 14 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 15 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 to 3:30 PM, 5:30 to 7:00 PM

For more information about these demos, contact: Rowan Morrison at 610-733-1248, rodeo.edu@gmail.com

For more information about IDA's elephant campaign, visit http://www.helpelephants.com/ or e-mail zoos@idausa.org.

Barreda elephant, Tampa Florida Republican Campaign Stunt

Tampa, Florida campaign stunt using Barreda elephant

 

In Defense of Animals, located in San Rafael, Calif., is an international animal protection organization with more than 85,000 members and supporters dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of animals by protecting their rights and welfare. IDA's efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue through our sanctuaries in Mississippi, Mumbai, India, and Cameroon, Africa.

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