"Portland Shrine Circus! Portland Oregon - Memorial Coliseum - April 1st and 2nd! The Portland Al Kader Shrine Circus will be coming to the Memorial Coliseum for 3 performances on April 1st and April 2nd, 2006. It is a wonderful, exciting event to which you can bring the whole family. Shriners have been an active part of Portland for 117 years. The Shrine Circus is a family-based American tradition of entertainment. For almost 50 years, Al Kader Shriners have presented their Circus in the Portland Metropolitan area. and around the State of Oregon - see schedule, bringing fun and excitement to children of all ages. The Al Kader Shrine Circus in presented at many locations in Oregon".|
We need to protest this horrible circus, which still uses and abused animals in its show. From reading their website (shrinecircus.com) I found they use horses, dogs, big cats, and elephants.
Here are a few links relating to Shrine Circus, as well as a few sites with circus information:
Official Shrine Circus Webpage
Shrine Circus Info on Circuses.com
Shrine Circus-related tragedies (human and non-human alike)
PETA's Shrine Circus PDF Factsheet