Born out of Cole Bros. protests in 2012, Long Island Orchestrating for Nature vowed never to stop until Cole Bros. was shut down. Four years, hundreds of protests, and multiple venue cancellations later, Cole Bros. Circus has folded its tents for the final time.
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Although the tigers, elephants, and other animals used by Cole Bros. continue to tour with other circuses, it has become clear that animal entertainment is a dying industry.
LION extends our sincere thanks to town of Islip resident Anita Cafferty, West Deptford resident Joan Conn, and PETA for all their help achieving this monumental victory.