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Published: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Ahead of circus in Everett, PETA protests at elementary school

EVERETT -- A protest staged by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals fell a bit flat Friday outside a local elementary school.
The animal-rights group sent a protestor in an elephant costume and two other PETA representatives to stand near Lowell Elementary School. The group was trying to hand out coloring books to students and discuss how they believe circus elephants are beaten and jabbed with spiked bullhooks.
The Everett School District kept the protestors off of school property and filed most children out a side door when summer school classes let out, school district spokeswoman Mary Waggoner said.
PETA spokeswoman Virginia Fort said a few children and parents still stopped to talk with the protestors, but not as many as they had hoped.
PETA held the protest before the arrival of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Comcast Arena. The circus has seven dates scheduled there from Aug. 26 to 29.
Story tags » Everett School District

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