Please do NOT use Cole Brothers Circus or any Organization that uses animals for entertainment in our West Deptford, NJ Community.
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Please take the time to sign this petition to stop the Cole Brothers Circus from being contracted by the Lions Club in West Deptford, NJ this year & anytime in the Future.
I feel that it is OUR responsibility to educate people to respect and care for all living things. Many cities and large corporations have stopped supporting circuses because of these abuses and the safety hazards to unsuspecting families that visit..
WHY this is IMPORTANT
Does Cole Brothers properly screen ALL their employees now?? Here is some info about "SMILEY the CLOWN"
08/23/01A Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. circus clown, known as “Smiley the Clown,” was found guilty on nine counts, including sodomy, sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child, for sexually abusing his teenage assistant. The boy testified that the clown, Christopher Bayer, began molesting him in 1995, when he was 11 years old. (Associated Press)
Here is a Cole Brothers Fact Sheet of abuses & violations
Due to their USDA probation, Cole Bros. is currently prohibited from owning their own animals. To get around this, they lease animals and trainers from Carson and Barnes, whose head elephant trainer, Tim Frisco, is notorious beating elephants. An undercover video of elephant training has Tim Frisco screaming "Sink that hook into 'em...when you hear that screaming then you know you got their attention... Right here in the barn. You can't do that on the road. I'm not going to touch her in front of 1,000 people... She's gonna ****ing do what I want and that's just the ****ing way it is...."
You can view this video here: WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE:
Latest negative News January 22, 2015 C ole Brother's Neglect of Dogs...see link
I urge you to be a voice for the animals of the circus, who cannot speak up for themselves. Let's educate the West Deptford Lions on the facts of the horrors. We Respectfully demand that they LISTEN to the VOICES of West Deptford Tax Paying Residents as we ask them NOT to contract with Cole Brothers Circus & bring them into OUR Wonderful Town. We as residents take great pride in our town & feel there are BETTER OPTIONS for a fund raiser that would match the INTEGRITY of West Deptford & it's residents.
Concerned Resident of West Deptford, NJ
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