Once again the circus has come to St. Mary’s County. Before heading out to see a show, please take a moment and Google “Cole Bros Circus animal abuse,” what you will find is disgusting.
Cole Bros has been cited repeatedly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for “failure to correct previously identified noncompliance.” They have repeatedly disregarded laws by not providing the minimum standards of care and procedures of their animals. The document can be read HERE.
We feel our citizens, particularly our youth:
1) deserve entertainment that does not stem from or result in the abuse of animals
2) do not deserve to have their money used to pay for fines imposed by animal abuse charges and illegal business practices
3) reside in a community that is more proactive, progressive and educated than this
We should not welcome a for-profit business with a legacy of illegal activity to come into our community, take our money and return year after year to profit off of their exploitation and mistreatment of wild animals.
Help us to make ONE positive outcome of the Cole Bros Circus’ visit to Leonardtown – an outcome that adds St. Mary’s County to the growing list of regions who do not welcome animal abuse and licensing violations as an acceptable form of entertainment.
Together, community by community, we can make the circus dissolve and help save animals from a life of torture.