IDA Gives Cole Bros. Circus Its Worst Year Ever

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IDA Gives Cole Bros. Circus Its Worst Year Ever

[Ed. Note: Action Alert - Tell USDA to hold the Cole Bros. Circus responsible for repeated AWA violations.]

From In Defense of Animals (IDA)

The Cole Bros. Circus has had its worst year ever in 2011, thanks to IDA. The circus faced a barrage of federal actions as a result of IDA investigations into a virtually unending series of schemes to circumvent federal animal welfare law, horrific animal abuse, and flagrant endangerment of the public.

IDA's determined pursuit of the Cole Bros. Circus has, so far, resulted in the following federal actions:

IDA has also filed complaints regarding another elephant handler who has been repeatedly caught on video abusing elephants. We discovered that this person is not allowed to hold a USDA license because of his history of elephant abuse.

IDA applauds the USFWS and the USDA for taking these critical steps to ensure that the Cole Bros. Circus is prosecuted for its violations of federal law. But we will not stop monitoring the circus or filing complaints as long as Cole continues to put children, families and the animals at risk. We will continue to urge the USDA to hold the Cole Bros. Circus responsible for the illegal actions of its hired and often dangerously inexperienced exhibitors, and for any animal welfare and public safety violations.