Protests of Cole Brothers Circus
June 13 and June 15
Join concerned citizens outside the Westfield Trumbull
Mall on June 13 and June 15 to protest the animal abuses
of the Cole Brother Circus who will be performing in a
tent at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. The protests take
place at the Main Street mall entrance.
Cole Brothers, a well-known traveling circus, has a
history of animal abuse and has been repeatedly cited
and fined for failing to meet minimum standards of care
and treatment for their animals. The circus is home to
fifteen tigers, and six elephants.
Citations were issued to Cole circus by the USDA for
failure to give veterinary care to animals and for
failure to provide sufficient space for the animals.
Other complaints include overworked and overloaded
animals; animals abused with sharp metal bull hooks; and
mishandled by means of neglect and malnourishment. In
2012, the circus paid a $15,000 fine for violations.
The protest against the Cole Circus is part of a bigger
worldwide protest against animals in circuses that has
banned wild animals from circuses in over 20 countries.
Many animal lovers are uniting and protesting against
this circus, with many demonstrations taking place right
outside the performances throughout Connecticut. The
protestors at these rallies will carry signs and hand
out pamphlets to educate the public about treatment of
its elephants and other performing animals to discourage
Protests will be at the Main Street entrance to the mall
on Thursday June 13 starting at 6 pm and Saturday June
15 at both 3 pm and 6 pm. Protesters can park your car
on a side street right near the entrance or in the mall
and walk to the mall entrance at 5065 Main Street.
If you are interesting in joining the protest, you can
show up at the times indicated above, or for more
information, contact Madeline Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org
For a schedule of
other Cole Brothers protests upcoming in Connecticut
this summer go to