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Animal Free Circus Comes to Winnipeg

April 24, 2009 6:20 AM | News

Garden Brothers CircusThe first animal free circus in over a quarter century will be taking place on Sunday, April 26 at the MTS Centre. The Garden Brothers Circus has been persuaded by The Winnipeg Humane Society and hundreds of their supporters to stop using animals in their acts. The tigers, elephants and other wild animals used, have suffered due to the extremely confined, unnatural housing as well as the sometimes harsh training methods.

“We are so happy that the Garden Brothers Circus is stopping the use of wild animals in their circuses. The suffering of those animals was hidden but inevitable due to their living conditions,” said Bill McDonald, Executive Director of The Winnipeg Humane Society. “We are helping to promote the Garden Brothers Circus this year to thank them for this progressive move. It sends the right message to the public about respecting animals and our relationship with them.”

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Garden Brothers Circus is donating $1 for every ticket sold to The WHS when you quote “The Winnipeg  Humane Society” when ordering.