If you're even considering attending a Ringling circus [or any other circus that uses animals], please visit this page for lots of information on the facts about how Ringling's animals are trained. There are also photographs taken by an undercover PETA worker showing the brutality and cruelty inflicted on innocent animals by Ringling's "trainers."
Most importantly, after you're aware of the facts I hope you'll sign the letter to the USDA asking for immediate revocation of Ringling's license and to pursue criminal prosecution of Ringling's handlers. If you don't speak up for these abused animals, who will?
If you're in or near a city where Ringling [or any circus that uses animals] performs, please consider showing up with anti-circus signs, shirts, buttons, whatever and help inform those who don't know the facts. Implore them to boycott cruelty, boycott the circus.