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Protest the Zerbini Circus - July 6 and 7 - Dalton, MA

 

Dear Animal People:

Once again, the Dalton Lions Club, in opposition to the preferences of the Lions Club International, will be bringing circus with animals to Dalton, MA on Saturday & Sunday, July 6th & 7th. Once again, the Dalton Lions are operating in opposition to a large section of the local community who are opposed to animals preforming in the circus. Once again, they are bringing in the Zerbini Circus, which has camels, dogs, and ponies. Once again, we will be there to raise our voices for the animals.

Even though there are no exotic animals, such as elephants, lions and zebras in the show, we will wish to make a strong showing, expressing our displeasure that animals are still present in this circus, and also acknowledging the dropping of exotic animals.

Each protest is for one hour before each show and is as follows:

On the sidewalk outside the American Legion Field on Route 9, at the same place we have been every year: 56 North St. (Rt. 9) Dalton, MA 01226

Protest Times:

(2 shows each day = 2 protests each day, one hour before each show.)
Saturday, July 6th: 3:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 7:00 PM (Our Main Protests)
Sunday, July 7th: 1:00 to 2:00 & 3:00 to 4:00 PM

We should have enough signs if you need one. You can also make your own (without sticks per police order), that would be great! Please remember not to bring signs depicting Elephants, Lions or Tigers. We hope you can make as many of the protests as you are able.

The Zerbini Circus has animals, which are intelligent beings, who perform not because they choose to, but because they are forced to under the command of human trainers wielding whips and other disciplinary weapons. This circus has been cited year after year by the USDA for failing to provide minimal care for their animals. For more information on the Zerbini Circus see:
http://endanimalcircuses.com/zerbini/ 

Boycott Zerbini Circus - Stop Animal Cruelty
https://www.facebook.com/BoycottZerbiniFamilyCircus/ 

For more information on circuses in general:
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/circuses/ 

Please consider writing a letter to the editor of our local newspapers telling people about the inherent cruelty of animals in circuses. Here are their email addresses:
The Berkshire Eagle - letters@berkshireeagle.com 
iBerkshires - info@iBerkshires.com 
Pittsfield Gazette - info@pittsfieldgazette.com 
Berkshire Record - berkrec@bcn.net 

This circus does not have Elephants, Lions and Tigers.
The Dalton Lions Club is touting this circus as “domestic animals”.
How many “domestic” Camels do we have in our area?

If you have any questions, call Terry at 413-442-3749 or 413-441-6552.

Thank you in advance for the animals!! We hope to see you there!

Matt, Terry, Marnie & Cathy

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THE CIRCUS PROTEST IS STILL ON FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 6TH & 7TH, ON THE REGULAR SCHEDULE. IT WILL ONLY BE CANCELLED IN THE EVENT OF HEAVY RAINS. PLEASE WATCH THE WEATHER. THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO PROTESTED IN THE PAST FROM NEAR FROM AFAR. 

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