POLL: Is it OK to Visit the Cole Bros. Circus?
The show is coming to Watkinsville next week, but some people are concerned about its treatment of animals.
The Cole Bros. Circus comes to Watkinsville Sept. 17-19, but not without controversy.
Animal rights group PETA recently announced that the show has agreed to pay a $15,000 penalty to the USDA over violations regarding the treatment of large animals, particularly elephants.
Some Oconee Patch commenters have urged residents not to attend the show.
"I could never have fun knowing that the elephants I love were trained with cruel and abusive methods just to entertain me," wrote commenter Ellie.
Do you agree with Ellie, or are animal rights groups getting out of hand? Let us know how you feel about the circus in the poll and comments below.