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Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Audacity of Ringling!

Ringling Bros monsters have placed into several NY area newspapers a large insert that opens to poster size;  One page is entitled "BABIES, BABIES AND MORE BABIES!"

On this page, along with elephant facts is the quote, "To help save this magnificent animal from extinction, the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant conservation was established to create a superior environment dedicated to the breeding, study and retirement of the Asian elephant."  They provide a website, www.elephantcenter.com .

INCREDIBLY, CIRCLING THE PAGE, ARE PHOTOS OF RINGLING'S ELEPHANTS PLAYING HAPPILY, ALONG WITH THEIR BIRTHDATES - AND THEY HAVE INCLUDED BABY KENNY, BABY BENJAMIN AND BABY RICCARDO!!!

These tragic babies died horribly at the Ringling monsters hands:

Baby Kenny was forced to perform while sick and unsteady on his feet; he died shortly afterward, bleeding from his rectum;

Baby Benjamin drowned backing into a pond while trying to get away from a 'trainer' who was jabbing him with a bullhook;

Most recently, Baby Riccardo died of irreparable injuries when he suffered two broken legs after Ringling tied his back legs to 'teach' him a trick.  (more info at www.circuses.com )  

THESE POOR ANIMALS DIED AS BABIES; OF COURSE THERE IS NO MENTION OF THIS ON RINGLING'S OBSCENE POSTER, WHICH IMPLIES THEY ARE LIVING AND SMILING HAPPILY.

I think one thing we can do is write letters to the editor of ALL newspapers and mention the deceitful thing Ringling has done.  

PLEASE file complaints re the Ringling deceitful misrepresentation reported below; you can use Feld's contact info:

Feld Entertainment (this is Ringling Brothers)
8607 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182
ph (703) 448-4000
fx (703) 448-4100
Email: information@feldinc.com  

The agencies to complain to:

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION:
WWW.FTC.GOV , click FILE A COMPLAINT at the top of the page

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION:
Email your written complaint to:
FCCINFO@FCC.GOV  

CC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELL: MICHAEL.POWELL@FCC.GOV  

any questions, visit www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html  

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU:
WWW.BBB.COM  

(The BBB will ask if you've contacted Feld with your complaint, tho it doesn't seem to be a strict requirement - they will want to know who you spoke to, result, etc. Feld's phone # is provided above.

You could also use Madison Square Garden's contacts, if you want to call them: (212) 465-5800

ALSO NOTE: THEIR DATA BASE ALREADY LISTS COMPLAINTS ABOUT RINGLING, WHICH IS GOOD.


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