Activist disrupting the cruel elephant act at the Cirque Arlette Gruss in Southern France. “Training = Torture” written on her skin

Animal liberation activists disrupt elephant act at circus

A small group of animal rights activists staged a spectacular disruption of the Arlette Gruss circus in Cabris, France, last night. The activists succeeded in temporarily stopping the circus’ controversial elephant act when they ran down from the upper bleacher seats to the front row of the ring, startling ticket buyers, security personnel, trainer/performers and elephants alike. The activists, who had planned the operation over the course of two weeks, entered the venue like spectators by buying tickets. The 7 activists, 5 women and 2 men, included one videographer who did not participate in the direct action. They blended in with the audience and waited for the elephant act to begin before they ripped off their shirts to expose animal liberation slogans written in bold letters on their bare skin. Over the loud music, they yelled, in unison, “Assez assez! Assez de prisonnniers!” which rhymes in French, meaning: Enough! Enough! Enough for the prisoners!

Video of circus disruption by vegan activists
Cirque Arlette Gruss’ elephants being led to their squalid housing by bullhook. they spend 11 months a year on the road in these trucks — not a life for wild animals.

List of animals and people killed in French circuses

The circus Arlette Grusse: How the animals live traveling 11 months per year. They are transported in trucks with cages and then in tiny enclosures in the towns where they are forced to perform. They are mostly exposed to the elements without shade or any enrichment.
The sad life of elephants in the Arlette Gruss circus

List of countries and municipalities outlawing the use of wild animals in circuses:

Circus bans

These are some of the many the prisoners of Cirque Arlette Gruss

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Carole Raphaelle Davis

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Author, Journalist, Director of campaigns, Europe, Friends of Animals, Vegan Animal Rights Activist /Actress Singer-Songwriter, FeministCo-founder #Metoo France

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