"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the U.S.
Protests, Boycotts, & Legal Actions
(Some of our stories printed in the Providence Journal)
Circus in Lincoln - 08/01/2000
Lincoln, RI, allowed a Sterling & Reid Brothers circus to perform. Defenders of Animals forwarded USDA inspection documents. Response: Town officials said that they would conduct thorough background checks before allowing circuses to perform in the town. The USDA has cited Sterling & Reid for several violations including abuse of animals, failure to provide veterinary care to sick or injured animals, and giving animals contaminated food.