At the closing of the Ringlings Brothers and Barnum Bailey circus’s last show of March 22nd, some circusgoers got a shocking extra act: video of animal abuse by circus “trainers,” projected onto the walls of the Verizon Center.
On the 23ed of march, video projection was moved to a screen for better visiblity. After about 5 minutes and several thousands passersby, someone kicked the video cable out of the projector. The videos continues with the big sound system still running and the laptop screen showing the video.
One woman threatened to beat her 5 children for watching the videos and roughly yanked her 10 year old up from watching, according to one of the activists and her son, both of whom witnessed the abuse.