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Animal rights activists protest opening of Ringling Circus in Tampa listen

01/05/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus opened its multi-day run at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa last night. But around 30 protesters gathered to voice discontent with the way animals are treated by the circus.

Organized by the group Animal Advocacy of Tampa Bay, the circus protest targeted the way trained animals, particularly elephants, are treated by the circus that bills itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth." Lane Giordano was one protester who braved the cold. As...

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