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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


What more proof of cruelty is needed?

Published in METRO 4/3/06:

Regarding the photo 'Join the circus' (March 28):  Seeing these magnificent elephants herded through the streets is so sad.  What's the attraction, folks?  Ringling has finally admitted they chain the elephants.  What more proof of cruelty do you need?  With rumors of beatings, food deprivation and baby animals ripped from their mothers, why must you still rush to see elephants standing on their heads?  Would seeing undercover video stop you?  The USDA's standards for circus animals are extremely lax, and these beautiful, faceless beings can 'disappear' without being traced.  Please, in the name of all that is decent, don't patronize animal-user circuses.

Kiley Blackman

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