11/10/05 Protest Against Cruelty of Circuses
Animal Friends invites to a protest against the notorious circus Gärtner
Animal Friends' activists, with the great support of conscientious citizens, protested against the circus with animal acts Gärtner in Krizevci, Dugo Selo, Velika Gorica, Samobor, Karlovac, Umag, Pula, Labin, Zadar, Sibenik, Vir, and Sisak.
The protest will take place in front of the circus at the stadium of the soccer club Zeljeznicar in Slavonski Brod, on Thursday, November 10, 2005, beginning at 6:30 P.M. Holding banners, shouting slogans, and handing out leaflets, activists will invite the public to boycott circus shows and the cruelty hidden behind them.
We hope that after decisions on banning circuses with animal acts in nine towns - Mursko Sredisce, Varazdin, Donji Miholjac, Velika Gorica, Rovinj, Split, Delnice, Gospic, and Cakovec - circuses with animal acts won't be welcome in Slavonski Brod either. Thus Slavonski Brod will follow the examples of Venice, Vienna, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, and hundreds of other cities worldwide.
The same evening, the new Animal Friends branch will be founded in Slavonski Brod. Its founding was initiated by the reaction of the townsmen of Slavonski Brod who opposed the visit of the circus with animal acts in their town and the need to speak out about the animal protection and rights in Slavonski Brod as well.