Sept 20, 2013 – The animal advocacy group Kebek Animal Rights Association (KARA) held a protest at one of the entrances of the shopping center Centropolis. They welcomed the arrival of the Shrine Circus to Laval with posters and flyers informing the public about the significant harm that circuses can be to human and non human animals. Marie Claude Gagne, co-founder of KARA, has organized and held protests since the circus rolled into the province.
The series of protests in Quebec against the Shrine Circus started at the city of Pincourt, and the local newspaper covered the event. After that protest, the animal rights group then picketed at the next presentation by the Circus in Lachute. Although no local media was there to interview the devoted advocates, Robert Boisvert was interviewed by Examiner and the article went viral, after a video of the Shrine Circus man was caught saying he would like a circus without animals, and also referred to the disabled children as “cripples.”
Without losing momentum, KARA was at the town of Saint Bruno where the circus presented their show of animal exploitation and domination. Surprisingly the number of participants at this latest protest had increased. Seeing pictures and comments about the Facebook Events created by KARA showed that by consistency and discipline in which the protests were led, gave confidence to new animal activists to join KARA in Laval.
Close to 50 animal advocates showed up at Centropolis, they picketed and passed out information to those in cars and people passing by. The protest gained the attention of a reporter of the L'Écho de Laval and he also posted his article on the Journal de Montreal website. A picture of unity and strength between animal advocates made mainstream media. On Sunday, September 22, 2013, KARA will be at Centropolis to say goodbye and never come back to the Shrine Circus.
There is a Facebook Event created for this event. Animal advocates are invited to join and show society that the circuses where animals are exploited is something of the past and they should be banned throughout the province.
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