Tell Cole Brothers Circus they are not welcome in Dutchess County!
Cole Brothers Circus (formerly Clyde-Beatty Cole) has a long history of abusing animals, even killing some. Angry wild animals (tigers and elephants) have escaped multiple times and injured and killed circus–goers. After decades of warnings, in 2008, the USDA revoked Cole Brothers' right to own animals under the Animal Welfare Act. They now lease animals from other small circuses, and the cycle of abuse and danger goes on. This circus has had clowns thrown in jail for sexually abusing kids. A man was killed by a Cole Brothers elephant right here in Fishkill in 1993.
No more bullhooks, no more stampedes, no more tigers running through crowds, tell Cole Brothers not to come back!