by Katharine Dokken - May 2016.
At left: Katharine with renowned tiger trainer Carlos Quinones, Mindy Patterson, President of The Cavalry Group, and exotic animal trainer Doug Terranova at the USDA Headquarters, Washington, DC, 2016.Tweet
Animal rights terrorists have spent the last 30 years attacking and destroying the circus nationwide over ideology and they are winning. Besides forcing embattled Ringling Bros into court for over a decade to defend themselves and then forcing them to retire their elephants, activists have also continuously attacked all of the other circuses nationwide. In Las Vegas, animal rights terrorists recently threw a Molotov cocktail at a crowd of families and children leaving a performance of the 100 year old Ramos Bros. Circus.
"Ramos recently had a megaphone thrown at his face after he says animal activists broke into the circus tent. But he says the fire bomb was by far the worst he's seen yet."
"They are risking everybody's lives, not just our family, but the people that come and attend the circus of course."
This incident is the latest in a long running campaign to terrorize the performers and owners of Ramos Bros. In April of 2015, a massive brawl broke out in San Bernardino, California after a huge crowd of animal terrorists tried to force their way into the Big Top to disrupt the show. Activists from "Direct Action Everywhere (DxE)," formerly known as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), an FBI certified domestic terrorist group, have continuously attacked the circus while the FBI stands by and does nothing to protect us. Additionally, the serial animal killers of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) joined in smearing the reputation of Ramos andasked fellow activists to help in the attack. PETA claims that Ramos has a poor track record with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) but they fail to disclose that it's PETA itself that has made the claims against Ramos to the USDA.
"All of a sudden when I turned around one of them jumped on top of my uncle - he's over 68-years-old - and they started beating on him and I reacted," Ramos said. "When I pulled them off they hit me with a megaphone in the face and all these ladies started scratching me on the face."
With the FBI helpless and refusing to act, these terrorists will only get more dangerous. One of the extremists attacking Ramos is professional protestor and fake victim Nicholas Shaw-McMinn. Shaw-McMinn a vegan supporter and active member of DxE who promotes "total animal liberation' in his Inland Empire "vegans for animals" group regularly protests animal businesses such as Palm Springs restaurant LeVallauris. On their website, DxE claims, "Nick is one of the most important leaders In DxE's network." These outrage fanatics run social media pages on Facebook like "Protest Ramos Bros Circus" to gather supporters and fans who know nothing of their long running terror campaigns of the Animal Liberation Front and instead believe 30 second sound bites on a SmartPhone put out by these professional outrage activists.
"These people are just crazy fanatics...it has to stop. These people are getting out of hand," Ramos said.
After the most recent firebombing attempt in Nevada, the Galleria Mall has canceled the scheduled circus shows at their venue putting hard working families out of a job just at the same time as the United States economy continues to struggle. Activists gleefully took to social media to claim that the cancelation was due to mistreatment of animals in the circus and downplayed their attempts to bomb the circus grounds and kill people as being the cause. The Ramos Circus has issued a statement on their Facebook page.
Dear Facebook Friends,
We would like to announce that our scheduled appearance at Galleria at Sunset has been cancelled due to terrorist attacks by animal rights protestors. Many families have been put out of a job with no possibility of providing for their loved ones due to this cancellation.
These protestors claim to practice their rights to freedom of speech, but only animal owners know how extremely dangerous they really are.
Our circus has to go through many inspections prior to being issued a business license in any city or state. This includes surprise inspections by the United State Department of Agriculture and Animal Control to ensure our animals have all their health records in order. Stalls, feed, water and transportation is also inspected.
Unfortunately the animal rights terrorists make false claims of our animal care and attack our staff verbally and physically. They have trespassed on to our property many times to assault us for not liberating our animals into the wild.
The FBI is investigating these groups as they are considered dangerous and out of control. Some additional information from the FBI on these animal rights protestors can be seen at this link: https://m.fbi.gov/
We ask you to help us in showing your support towards the circus before it goes extinct in the hands of these protestors.
Please share your passed experience at the circus with Galleria at Sunset so they may allow us to entertain others like you in the future. Their Facebook link: https://mobile.facebook.com/galleriaatsunset/
Please make sure your comments are positive and polite.
Our fury family thanks you for providing assistance in their future care and existence.
Thank you for your time and efforts.
The Ramos family.
The Ringling Bros Circus has already retired their elephants and now tiger acts are under assault in all of the circuses. Cole Bros and Ramos Bros are being harassed from coast to coast. If you do not speak up now, your children and grandchildren will never know what it's like to see animals in the circus. They are disappearing from our lives while the extremists win. The mantra of the animal rights front is "better dead than fed" and they are winning. When will you act? When will you look up from your Smart Phone and realize there are no more animals in your world?