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Archive for November, 2011

During Cole Bros. recent tour of Florida, ARFF spread the news that the circus’ $150,000 fine for violating the Endangered Species Act was the largest ever against a circus. And it was, until this week when it was announced that Ringling Bros. will pay $270,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Animal Welfare Act […]

Primate Products, Inc. is a Miami-based corporation that imports and sells monkeys for use in research and testing. Primate Products is infamous for shocking photographs of injured animals that appeared in 2010. Visit ARFF’s website to learn more about this company’s controversial history.
When animal dealers like Primate Products ship nonhuman primates, they are required to […]

The circus vet

Today through Sunday, the Cole Bros. Circus has shows at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. The City of Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County require circuses to have a veterinarian on duty. It’s an important requirement, especially when you consider Cole Bros. history of failing to provide adequate care to animals.
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This week the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released a new draft management plan for the Florida black bear. The good news is that lifting the ban on bear hunting in Florida is not proposed in the plan (bear hunting has been prohibited statewide since 1994). The bad news is that bears may […]

The Cole Bros. Circus has performed in the City of Margate since 2009. Each year, the circus has been sponsored by the Margate Chamber of Commerce and the big top raised on land owned by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. This year the circus has shows scheduled for November 10-13 in Margate.
At last night’s meeting […]