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Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages!

Youth Appreciation Week concludes with the Cole Brothers Circus on Sunday and Monday

A Human Cannonball, elephants and tigers and trained poodles, Romanian acrobats, clowns and aerialists....the circus is coming to town!

Livingston will top off Youth Appreciation week with a 2-day visit from the Cole Bros. Circus.  The big top will be set up at Eisenhower Corporate Campus‎ located at 290 West Mt Pleasant Ave. in Livingston with shows on Sunday at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. and Monday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance from the Livingston Senior & Community Center; by calling 1-888-332-5200; or visiting tickets.com.

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars appears much as it did when founded in 1884 by William Washington Cole.  According to the circus' website, Cole Bros. has survived through the death of William Cole, several changes in ownership, the Great Depression and the modernization of circus equipment to still deliver traditional, family-centered circus entertainment.

Cj Ellie May 24, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Nothing family oriented about a circus who don't even treat their animal performers humanely. Tim Frisco is on tour with Cole Bros. "You can't do it on the road," Frisco says. "I'm not going to touch her in front of a thousand people." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iouGQD6lf6A In 2012 Cole Bros fined $15,000 over the lack of medical care for sick elephants. http://www.dm.usda.gov/oaljdecisions/120409_11-0316_CD_AWA_JohnWPughandColeBrothersCircusInc.pdf 2011 Cole Bros. plead guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act. They were fined over $150,000. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/February/11-enrd-233.html 2011 the USDA found Cole Bros in violation of the handling of the elephant Viola. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx4hC7OOuek&feature=relmfu 2010 Cole Bros elephant escapes her handler in VA and falls down a steep embankment. Can you imagine the carnage if she had a bunch of children on her back.http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2010/jun/23/plight_of_the_pachyderms-ar-320933/ 2009 the USDA confiscated two sick elephants. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/foia/enforcement_actions/2011/July/Animal%20Welfare%20Act/Complaints/FL07741%20&%20FX07141-AC%20Cole%20Bros.pdf In 2004 a Cole Bros Circus tigers escape in NY. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/circus-boots-tigers-escape-chaos-article-1.618750 Cole Bros views these violations and fines as the cost of doing business, they pay the fines and promise to never to do it again, but they always do.
Karen Samiec May 27, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Animal Abuse - stay away!

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