Elephants in the hands of Ringling Bros. are whipped as well as yanked and beaten with heavy steel-tipped bullhooks—sometimes until bloody! The good news? Street Teamers are taking action against the cruelty of the circus!
When Street Teamer Alexandra Craig found out that the circus was coming to town, she took it upon herself to speak up for these animals. Alexandra and her friends protested for four days! Many people who were heading toward the circus even changed their minds and went to a nearby music festival instead when they learned about the horrible ways that elephants and other animals are abused in circuses. Way to go, Alexandra!
Check out these rockin’ pics from the protest:
Is an animal circus coming to your town? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll help you plan your very own protest and hook you up with all the materials that you’ll need! Don’t forget to join the Street Team for more ideas on how you can speak up for animals!