Yes, really. Believe it or not, animals are still used for entertainment in circuses and badly treated to make them perform. This isn’t a sensationalist animal rights issue that’s blow out of proportion, it’s real a problem. Fortunately, cruelty towards animals is a felony in Washington State (as I recently learned), but that does not stop some people (like Ringling Bros.) from walking and crossing that line. Animals deserve a sanctuary not a performance ring, not because of ‘animal rights’ but just because they are living, feeling and thinking animals.
The Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) is hosting four protests and information sessions to enlighten circus goers to the cruelty.
Here is the information from the NARN website:
Circus Protests in Everett
When: Thursday, September 8th – Sunday, September 11th:
Thu, Sep. 8th @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm;
Fri, Sep. 9th @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm;
Sat, Sep. 10th @ 10:00am – 11:30am, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, 6:00pm – 7:30pm;
Sun, Sep. 11th @ 11:30am – 1:00pm, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Where: Comcast Arena (2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett) (map)
Ringling Bros Circus is bringing their cruel show to Everett
NARN will be there to educate circus goers about what really goes on behind the big top.
Demos typically start an hour and a half before each show time.
Meet at the corner of Hewitt & Oakes
For more information on how to get to Comcast Arena see
for questions about the demos, contact info[at]narn[dot]org