Church Promotes Cole Brothers Circus – Please Call/Write

September 11th, 2006 6:17 pm by Kelly Garbato

The following was posted on the Animal Advocacy Yahoo Group:

Church Promotes Cole Brothers Circus – Pls Call/Write

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY – contact info contained in the message below.

Everyone, please call the church that is being bamboozled into promoting the circus as a “family value.” Politely tell them that circuses represent cruelty, slavery and poaching animals from the wild. For more information about circuses, visit: http://www.circuses.com/

For words to use in your comments, go to: http://www.circuses.com/educators.asp

Just when we thought that the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus would no longer appear in the Washington area, we have discovered that it is returning, this time under the name of Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars.

We had also thought that Cole Brothers no longer exploited elephants, but the circus advertises that Tina and Jewel are back, along with camels. It appears that circuses no longer perform on Fairfax County (D.C. metro area) public land, but this one is appearing at a church, The Community Church in Ashburn, Virginia, from Thursday, Sept. 14 thru Sunday, Sept. 17.

The link below will allow you to contact church officials to educate them about the miserable lives of circus animals. If you wish to call the church, the number is 703-450-2152.

http://www.thecommunitychurch.org/contacts.htm

Circuses represent cruelty, slavery and poaching animals from the wild. For more information about circuses, visit: http://www.circuses.com/

For words to use in your comments, go to: http://www.circuses.com/educators.asp

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY

UPDATE: (Via Animal Advocacy) Contact Number Changed for Church Promoting Cole Brothers Circus
Please note the new telephone number: 571-209-5000. PLEASE CALL TODAY!

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2 Responses to “Church Promotes Cole Brothers Circus – Please Call/Write”

  1. Lisa Q Says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I live close to the Ashburn Community Church. A friend of mine and I met with church director Snowden this morning. The meeting went really well. I am hoping he will really take what we shared with him to heart and not have the circus there again. We showed him the undercover training video to him, and left it with him, along with other publications and reports, including the list of non-animal circuses. He seemed to be very concerned and touched, as we were with our conversation with him. He really did not know about the circus cruelty.
    He told us he had gotten a lot of angry emails, and I told him I was sorry that had happened. I explained how difficult it is for people to know this is going on and not be angry, but that does not excuse the angry emails. Our meeting lasted something like 45 minutes. I hope it helps.

  2. Lisa Q Says:

    OH, I forgot, we are still going to do a little demonstrating or leafletting. We already have a lot of activism scheduled, but we are going to focus on the church on Sunday.

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