SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

July 16, 2007 20:05 ET

Ringling Bros. Circus Not Welcome in Los Angeles

LCA to Protest Early Morning Circus Animal "Walk of Shame"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - Last Chance for Animals (LCA) will lead the protest against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus "Walk of Shame." Ringling Bros. will be unloading their transport trains and walking the circus animals to the Staples Center from the corner of Alameda and 25th Street in Los Angeles at 4:00 AM, Tuesday morning.

"Ringling Bros. is not welcome in Los Angeles. If the politicians won't do anything to stop this animal cruelty, we will. LCA is disgusted with the politics at the expense of the animals. We hold the politicians personally responsible for the animal abuse that commonly occurs at the Ringling Bros. Circus. The U.S.D.A. cites Ringling Bros constantly for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. It is time that the city of Los Angeles bans animal circuses," said Chris DeRose, LCA President and Founder. "It is politics as usual in L.A. with animal suffering as usual."

What:   Walk of Shame - Ringling Bros unloads the transport trains and
        walks the circus animals to the Staples Center.

When:   Tuesday, July 17th, 4:00 AM

Where:  Clement Junction
        Corner of E. 25th Street and So. Alameda Street
        Los Angeles, CA  90058

Who:    LCA President and Founder Chris DeRose

Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national animal rights organization based in Los Angeles, has been active for more than two decades. Founded and led by animal expert, author, and actor, Chris DeRose. LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting investigations that expose animal cruelty. For more information, visit www.LCAnimal.org.

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