Ringling Brothers

The show must go on: Ringling Bros. Circus protested in Jacksonville

By Sarah Williamson | gargoyle@flagler.edu
Photos by Sarah Williamson

Nearly 50 animal rights activists greeted circus goers this past weekend in protest of the Ringling Brothers arrival at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Students, local activists and law professors lined the sidewalk silently, allowing their signs to gain people’s attention: photos of elephants locked in moving trailers, bulls being dragged and beaten by “bull hooks” and tigers behind bars.