Ringling Bros. Circus is right around the corner and we have a wonderful series of events to help kick them off, and hopefully kick them out!
This Saturday, February 15th, LION President John Di Leonardo and acclaimed young activist Rose McCoy ready our protests speaking at a screening of An Apology to Elephants at the Blue Stocking Book Store and Activist Center in NYC.
The following week, February 20th, we will be joining In Defense of Animals and many others demonstrating outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in what is being called The Greatest Circus Protest on Earth!
Last, but CERTAINLY not least, please join us March 5th, at 6pm to protest Ringling Bros. Circus at Nassau Coliseum! We will be contacting the press opening night, so let’s make this a big one! (This night will also be the unveiling of LION’s Coalition against Human And Nonhuman Circus Exploitation (CHANCE), an exciting new campaign involving the participation of people with disabilities and workers in disabilities service agencies speaking out against circus abuse!)
Remember, Lions are whipped and beaten at Ringling Bros. so we hope all of you turn out especially well in their defense!
there are going to be a lot of good local bills that prevent puppy
mills from either gaining a foothold or operating in these localities,”
said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), a sponsor of the bill.
“This is a good step in the giant undertaking of getting rid of puppy
mills, which only produce suffering.”
Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION) would like to thank everyone who was instrumental in getting this bill signed, including Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, Assemblyman Mark Grisanti, Brian Shapiro of The Humane Society of the United States, Bill Ketzer of the ASPCA, Puppy Mill Free NYC, New Yorkers Against Puppy Mills, NYCLASS, Shelter Reform Action Committee, WNY Citizens Against Puppy Mills (WNY CAPM), Hope for Hempstead Shelter, Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue, Companion Animal Protection Society - Long Island, RSVP Inc, Bobbi and the Strays, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc., For Our Friends - Dog Rescue Group and YOU, who have e-mailed, tweeted and called Governor Cuomo daily!