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Video: PETA protests the use of animals as circus performers

This was filmed in downtown Portland
PeTA protest PDX
PeTA protest PDX
Filmed on 8.12.10 near Pioneer Square

Short video of a PETA protest against using animals as circus performers

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs6hEVeXdeA

INFO from PETA 15.Aug.2010 12:32

Joe Anybody (reposting announcement) iam@joe-anybody.com

> WOMAN SHEDS CLOTHES, BARES 'SCARS' TO PROTEST CIRCUS CRUELTY
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> PETA Beauty Exposes All, Including Truth About Ringling's Abuse of
Animals
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> What: Wearing nothing but shackles and covered in "scars"
from violent "beatings"-which are an everyday reality for animals in
circuses-PETA member Nicole Matthews will protest in Portland on
Thursday against the arrival of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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> "I'm here to expose what the circus is so desperate to hide from the
public," says Matthews. "These animals have been beaten and deprived of
their precious freedom for a lifetime of cheap tricks."
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> PETA has released dozens of compelling photos
> < http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/bound-babies.asp> taken inside
Ringling's Florida training center by a veteran elephant handler. The
photos expose how still-nursing baby elephants are captured rodeo-style
and dragged away from their mothers. The babies scream and struggle
frantically as they are wrestled, stretched out, slammed to the ground,
gouged with steel-tipped bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. These
abusive sessions go on for several hours a day for up to a year.
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> Where: Intersection of S.W. Broadway and S.W. Yamhill Street, Portland
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> When: Thursday, August 12, 12 noon
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> Your coverage is invited.
>  KristinR@peta.org.
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> PETA's broadcast-quality video footage taken backstage at Ringling is
available upon request.
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> For more information visit PETA's website: RinglingBeatsAnimals.com
>  http://ringlingbeatsanimals.com