Stop Circus Suffering

Florida

Please help break the chain

Urge the following venues to cancel upcoming or postponed circus performances/shows and make it their policy not to host events using wild animals. A template letter for your use/personalization is available here.

**New Dates Added**

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 34470

Who: Loomis Bros Circus (American Fun Circus)
When: October 27 – 7:30 PM and October 28 – 4:30 & 7:30 PM
Contact: Marion County Parks and Recreation, email here, (352) 671-8600
Social: Facebook

Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601

Who: Loomis Bros Circus (American Fun Circus)
When: October 29 – 7:30PM and October 30 – 7:30PM
Contact: Hernando County Fair Association, info@hernandofairgrounds.com, 352-796-4552
Social: Facebook

Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Avenue (Hwy 41 South), Inverness, FL 34450

Who: Loomis Bros Circus (American Fun Circus)
When: November 1 – 2:00 & 6:00PM
Contact: Citrus County Fair Association, citruscountyfair@embarqmail.com, 352-726-2993
Social: Facebook, Twitter

Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 4800 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 5-8 (showtimes vary)
Contact: Florida State Fairgrounds, info@floridastatefair.com, 813-621-7821; Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services, nikki.fried@FDAS.gov, 850-617-7700; Chairman Les Miller, Hillsborough County BOCC, millerlj@hillsboroughcounty.gov, 813-272-5720
Social: Facebook, Twitter

Mosaic Arena, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 10 – 4:30PM
Contact: Danny Alfonso, Fair Manager, danny@manateecountyfair.com, 941-722-1639; Chairman Betsy Benac, Manatee County BOCC, betsy.benac@mymanatee.org, 941-745-3714
Social: Facebook

Fairgrounds AG Pavilion, 7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32967

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 11 – 8:00PM
Contact: Indian River County Fairgrounds & Expo Center, 772-226-1035; Chairwoman Susan Adams, Indian River County BOCC, sadams@ircgov.com, 772-226-1442
Social: Facebook

June Ates Arena at Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds, 8690 Bobby Brown Road, East Milton, FL 32583

Who: Loomis Bros Circus (American Fun Circus)
When: November 11 – 4:30 & 7:30PM
Contact: June Ates Arena, arena@srcfair.com or src@gmail.com, 850-623-1115
Social: Facebook

Miami-Dade County Fair Expo – Arnold Hall, 10901 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 12-15 (showtimes vary)
Contact: Sira Camilo, Fair Expo Center Director, scamilo@fairexpo.com, 786-315-5266; Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson, Miami-Dade BOCC, district3@miamidade.gov, 305-636-2331
Social: Facebook; Twitter

Old Spanish Trail Park, Stillwell Boulevard, Crestview, FL 32539

Who: Loomis Bros Circus (American Fun Circus)
When: November 13-14 – 4:30 & 7:30PM and November 15 – 3:00PM
Contact: Parks & Recreation Administration, parkandrec@cityofcrestview.org, 850-682-0789
Social: Facebook

Alan Jay Arena, 781 Magnolia Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 16 – 4:30 & 7:30PM
Contact: Highlands County Fair Association, Email form, 863-382-2255; Chairman Ron Handley, Highlands County BOCC, whandley@highlandsfl.gov, 863-402-6500
Social: Facebook

Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 17 – 4:30 & 7:30PM and November 18 – 4:30 & 7:30PM
Contact: Ocean Center, frontdesk@oceancenter.com, 386-354-4500; Council Chair Ed Kelley, Volusia County Council, ekelley@volusia.org, 386-943-7026
Social: Facebook; Twitter

South Florida Fairgrounds Arena, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 19-22 (showtimes vary)
Contact: Tracey Waterlander, tracyw@southfloridafair.com, 561-790-5224; Dave Kerner, Palm Beach County Mayor, dkerner@pbc.gov, 561-355-2203
Social: Facebook; Twitter

Baker Arena, 5503 Highway 4, Baker, FL 32531

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: December 6 – 1:00, 4:00, & 7:00PM
Contact: Baker Arena Recreation Association (BARA), 850-682-3133 OR Mark Stalnaker, BARA President, 850-502-1365
Social: Facebook

Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show, 1911 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34733

Who: Garden Brothers Circus
When: November 23 – 4:30 & 7:30PM and November 24 – 4:30 & 7:30PM
Contact: Osceola County Fair, kvls@osceolacountyfair.com, 321-697-3050; Chairwoman Viviana Janer, Osceola County BOCC, viviana.janer@osceola.org, 407-742-2000
Social: Facebook; Twitter

Tailgaters Lot by TIAA Bank Field, 225 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Who: UniverSoul Circus
When: TBD (previously scheduled March 14-15)
Contact: Bold Events, events@jaguars.com, 904-633-6544
Social: FacebookTwitter

Comments

  1. Christina L Suarez · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    This has to stop. These beautiful, brilliant creatures deserve so much more than a life of suffering.

  2. Lauren Gallegos · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    This is terrible. By allowing these performances to happen at your venue you are supporting the torture of these beautiful animals

  3. Janice Ann Rossi · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    Stop the abuse and torture of the poor creatures that are forced to perform ridiculous tricks for ignorant, stupid people, who should know better!! Now is the time for change, no more circuses!!

  4. H · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    It’s barbaric and evil and it has to STOP! Shame on those responsible for this torture. This is OUR planet you are destroying, and it’s high time we fought back.

  5. Valerie Howell · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    Most people find this treatment of wild animals as cruel and out of touch with 21st century values. I too find it abhorent. Please stop hosting performances that use wild animals.

  6. Deborah · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    Please stop this form of abuse. Elephants are very social. Tied up and not able to move is horrible for any animal. It’s not worth an animal to be abused any reason

  7. Beth lyons · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    Stop this abuse and stop down these cruel barbaric traveling shows immediately !

  8. karen reedy · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    PLEASE stop the torture of these innocent animals they deserve more they are intelligent living beings and don`t deserve what humans do to them. PLEASE send them to a sanctuary.

  9. Sharon Cohen · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    This cruelty to these elephants and all the others you severely abuse, needs to end. People don’t want to see animals that they now know are beaten to perform these hideous actions they’re forced to obey out of fear. We will keep fighting to get them to Sanctuaries, like we did for Nosey! We will never stop. You have no soul. You’re all just truly evil.

  10. Michele · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    Please boycott. This is nothing but animal suffering and slavery!

  11. Albert · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    Stop the abuse. Let them free

  12. Lynda Farrell MD · 3 June 2020 at 11:01a

    Animal should not be used for entertainment

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