Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), a volunteer run 501(c)(3) charity, is the leading animal advocacy organization on Long Island, campaigning for animals from New York City to Montauk. Whether it’s canceling wild and exotic animal acts, stopping wildlife culls, or rescuing waterfowl from icy lakes, we’re constantly working to make Long Island a kinder and safer place for all its beings.


Protest Ringling’s Last Ever Shows!

After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is shutting down and it will be our pleasure to give them their final send-off right here on Long Island. Let's give them a going away party no one will ever forget and let's tell all the circuses still abusing animals that we're not going anywhere! Join us for Ringling's final protests, and don't miss the finale on Sunday, 5/21 starting at 5:30PM. 

Protest times:
Friday: 5/12: 5:30pm*
Saturday: 5/13: 9:30am; 1:30pm; 5:30pm
Sunday: 5/14: 9:30am; 1:30pm; 5:30pm
Monday: 5/15: 9:00am; 5:30pm
Friday: 5/19: 5:30pm
Saturday: 5/20: 9:30am; 1:30pm; 5:30pm
Sunday: 5/21: 9:30am; 1:30pm; 5:30pm*

*Media will likely be in attendance opening night and for our finale so please be sure to join us on May 12th and 21st, but we hope to see you many days and nights in between! 

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553

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Parking information:
There is a Marriott parking lot next door, but if unavailable you can also park across the street from Nassau Coliseum. (NOTE: Parking in Nassau Coliseum has a fee, so please do not park in the Coliseum parking lot.)

Literature and posters will be provided.  

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