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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

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

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Important! Animal-free circus in Yonkers

On July 31 - August 1 the Moscow State Circus will be performing at the Murray Skating Center, 348 Tuckahoe Rd, in Yonkers . This is an ANIMAL-FREE circus; their motto is "people entertaining people;" their website specifies they don't use animals. Their admission fee is the going rate (as opposed to the pricey Cirque de Soleil) and it appears to be a charming show.

PLEASE CONTACT THE MEMBERS OF YONKERS CITY GOVERNMENT; THANK THEM FOR HAVING AN ANIMAL-FREE CIRCUS HERE (though this circus wasn't brought in by Yonkers and isn't under the Parks Dept domain, the govt. should be strongly encouraged to only use animal-free circuses - Mayor Amicone, during the Mayoral debate, cited his intention to bring in an animal-user circus; he claimed, however, that he was willing to look at information).

During the next few weeks we will be meeting with the Westchester Board of Legislators to discuss traveling animal acts, which is being arranged by member Louise Simmons. We will be dwelling on PUBLIC SAFETY, including the fact that tuberculin elephants are being snuck past inspections and brought to rides and performances; you should mention the PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE as well:

MAYOR Philip Amicone: [email protected]  

City Council:

John Murtaugh: [email protected]  

Sandy Annabi: [email protected]  

Liam McLaughlin: [email protected]  (president)

Dee Barbato: [email protected]  

Patricia McDow: [email protected]  

Richard Martinelli: [email protected]  

Dennis Robertson: [email protected]  


[email protected]  

Liam McLaughlin
City Council President

Patricia D. McDow (D)
District 1
377-6311 (O) 377-3111 (H)

Sandy Annabi (D)
District 2
377-6312 (O) 377-3002 (H)

Dennis Robertson (D)
District 3
377-6313 (O) 377-6803 (H)

Liam McLaughlin (R)
District 4
377-6314 (O) 377-3004 (H)

John Murtagh (R)
District 5
377-6315 (O) 377-3555 (H)

Dee Barbato
District 6
377-6316 (O) 377-3006 (H)

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