Betty: not with Garden but on the road
We are sad to share that once again Betty has been forced out on the road to perform in cruel circus performances. This year she is being used and abused by Jordan World Circus.
We need protesters to show up for her and for those living in towns she is performing in to speak out against circus cruelty to your city or town government. Educate your friends and neighbors about the dangers of the use of animals in the circus both to the animals and to people. We offer talking points and other information free of charge at circusprotest.com. We are also glad to work with individuals one-on-one when a circus is heading to your region. Simply contact us via our website for assistance.
Jordan World Circus has upcoming performances in: Tulsa, OK (2/27-3/1); Bullhead City, AZ (3/4); Reno, NV (3/6-8); Roseburg, OR (3/10-11); Grants Pass, OR (3/12); Pasco, WA (3/14-15); Yakima, WA (3/17-18); Wenatchee, WA (3/19-20); and Chehalis, WA (3/21). For additional dates, please consult their website or contact us. For a complete list of scheduled protests or to inquire about hosting a protest, please click here.
While the use of Betty by Jordan World Circus is upsetting and disappointing, we are happy to share some positive news in this update! Despite using elephants once or twice in January, Garden Bros Circus, which forced Betty to perform in hundreds of performances from coast-to-coast last year, has not been traveling with elephants on either leg of their 2020 tour. We are unsure if this will continue, so we will proceed with monitoring them. Last year, we organized dozens of Garden Bros protest and caught many hours of video of Betty performing, which led to the filing of complaints and additional checks on Garden Bros by the USDA. We are hopeful that the intense pressure they felt last year led to them choosing to leave elephants out of their circus line up for this year.