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Activists protest against Ringling Brothers circus

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jun 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-19 15:39:02-04

Animal rights activists are protesting a circus that is in town this weekend.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey's Circus X-Treme is being held at the Thomas and Mack. Outside of the arena, activists marched with signs, unhappy with how the animals are treated.

"The training methods need to be very, very severe for a tiger to jump through fire," said protester Debora Toro. "It's an instinctual fear. So that means the fear of the punishment needs to be worse than the fear of the fire."

The protesters said they want to see Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circuses to go animal free.