Stop Circus Suffering

New Jersey Lions Club severs ties with animal circus

West Deptford Lions Cole Bros Circus

Tigers in a trailer. Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus.

ADI congratulates New Jersey’s West Deptford Lions Club for severing ties with Cole Brothers Circus, in response to local community concerns about the treatment of animals in the circus. The many profitable humane fundraiser alternatives will allow West Deptford Lions to continue its great service work in keeping with their mission to “reach beyond” to “aid those in distress” for the “betterment of their communities and the world.”

ADI thanks Joan Conn for her efforts and all the local advocates who helped influence this decision.

If a local organization is sponsoring a circus in your community, team up with ADI to educate them about profitable fundraiser alternatives that don’t harm animals. Contact us today!

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  1. Kelly · 4 August 2015 at 5:23a

    I remember years ago that the Lion’s Club in another area had stopped using animal acts. Things are definitely going to be better for animals. Thanks again Animal Defenders International for doing so much to end the victimization of animals.

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