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Tripoli Shrine Circus is coming to Milwaukee

Coming to the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the famous Tripoli Shrine Circus. This spectacular event will be held February 25th through the 28th. One of the most memorable events a child can attend is a circus. So take advantage of these cold dreary days and treat your preschooler to an enjoyable and fun time at the circus.

The circus will be held:

• Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, February 26th at 10:30 a.m. (receive a discount for this show) and 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
• Sunday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are:

• $30.00 VIP Floor
• $25.00 VIP Reserved
• $18.00 Reserved
• $16.00 General Admission
• $12.00 Budget Reserved

Please note that the discount performance for Friday, February 26th at 10:30 a.m. is $9.00 for all tickets.


There are also special discount rates for groups.
 

You can purchase tickets at the Milwaukee Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster. For more information visit the Tripoli Shrine Circus website.
 

Comments

  • Dr. Lorin, Milw Cats Examiner 4 years ago

    Most people don't think about the lives of circus animals. Training techniques used are questionable at best, inhumane and cruel in some cases. Fear based training is common. The great tigers seen in circuses spend their time housed in small cages and in transport without access to any natural habitat. Zoos have recently addressed environmental enrichment for wild animals kept in captivity. Circuses do not. Support circuses that do not use animal acts and help the next generation learn compassion and respect toward animals.

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    SaveTheElephants 2 years ago

    Proceeds benefit the Shrine center and not the children’s hospital. Like most circuses, the George Carden Circus has a long list of non compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Some violations include abusive training tactics and failure to provide veterinary care.
    Animals in circuses suffer stress, neglect, isolation and deliberate abuse. They are beaten, they live in chains and they suffer from untreated injuries, illness and loneliness. Former circus workers describe elephants who are so terrified of their trainers that they begin urinating, defecating and trumpeting in fear at the sound of their voices.

    Video taken during one undercover investigation revealed the animal care director viciously attacking, yelling at and shocking elephants. On video, he instructed other trainers to beat the elephants with a bullhook as hard as they could and to sink the sharp metal hook into the animal's flesh and twist it back and forth until they scream in pain.

    Circuses are required to be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, whose job it is to enforce the federal Animal Welfare Act. However, the AWA establishes only minimal guidelines that are often ignored. The AWA does not even prohibit the use of bullhooks, whips or shock devices, which all cause considerable pain and suffering.

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    SaveTheElephants 2 years ago

    Not only do circus animals endure brutal training but they also endure lives of constant confinement. They are kept in chains or small cages up to 22 hours a day, and are forced to eat, drink, sleep, eliminate in the same cages. They are hauled around the country in cramped boxcars or trailers for up to 50 weeks a year in all kinds of extreme weather.

    Such confinement has very harmful psychological effects on animals as evidenced by commonly seen stress behaviors such as head-bobbing, swaying and pacing. This is no kind of life for elephants.

    Fortunately, attendance is declining at traditional circuses, and the number of animal-free circuses, such as Cirque du Soleil, has exploded. The use of animals in entertainment has already been restricted or banned in several U.S. and international cities.

    In light of the public's increasing distaste of traditional circuses, bringing a circus to Milwaukee County that uses only willing human performers to put on infinitely more sophisticated and entertaining shows would certainly be a more effective and humane means to raise funds for the Shriners' noble causes.

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    SaveTheElephants 2 years ago

    For more information do a google search on Boycott Shrine Circus Madison or Facebook Page: Boycott Shrine Circus in Madison - they have been successfully working on creating an Elephant Free Dane County. There is a wealth of knowledge to be had there.

  • Profile picture of SaveTheElephants
    SaveTheElephants 2 years ago

    There is also a wealth of information on Facebook Page: Save Queenie Save Elephants

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