The Carden International Circus is in Springfield February 3-12.
Animal rights activists plan to protest outside the Shrine Mosque Saturday, February 4, as circus goers arrive for the Carden International Circus’s afternoon performance.
Jessica – who gave her last name only as Animal Advocate – is the event’s organizer. She tells KSMU their goal is to convince the circus to retire its animals.
“As the public becomes more aware of the cruelty that the animals endure for the circus industry, they decide, you know, that a circus can be more fun, in fact, if they don’t have to subject that animal to, for example, confinement,” she said.
She claims Carden uses bull hooks to train its elephants and has made them work when they’re sick.
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Animal rights group plans to protest the use of animals in circuses outside Shrine Mosque Saturday (ksmu.org)