PETA Demonstration, Ringling Bros. Circus

October 10, 2012 – A protestor outside the TD Garden on Wednesday hands stacks of PETA coloring books to Ringling Bros. Circus protest organizers Jessica Thibodeau, left, and Laura Sun, left middle, before their protest against circus animal abuse gets underway. Sun, PETA’s Boston contact and a vegan since 1999, says she “kills people with kindness” to avoid altercations while leafleting. Photo/Christopher Weigl

October 10, 2012 – Boston Police look on as people hold signs protesting the Ringling Bros. Circus outside the TD Garden, where the circus had its opening night Wednesday. The protest was organized by Laura Sun, PETA’s Boston contact, who said, “If I could just make one person think in a day, then I’ve accomplished something.” Sun and her husband own six cats and three dogs. Photo/Christopher Weigl

October 10, 2012 – Taunton residents Brenden Bagnell, 7, and his mother Christen Baker stand in the median outside the TD Garden on Wednesday to protest the Ringling Bros. Circus and its treatment of animals. The protest was organized by PETA’s Boston contact Laura Sun, who said she was turned on to the animal movement by Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney’s wife and an outspoken animal rights activist. Sun said McCartney has “had such a big effect on my life.” Photo/Christopher Weigl

October 10, 2012 – Patti Jorash, at left in the elephant outfit, protests the Ringling Bros. Circus’ treatment of animals as circus goers walk by on their way to opening night at the TD Garden Wednesday. Protestors, about 50 in all, handed out leaflets, held signs, passed out coloring books, and shouted anti-circus chants throughout the two hour protest. Laura Sun, PETA’s Boston contact and the protest’s organizer, said “PETA people are the nicest people you could ever want to know.” Photo/Christopher Weigl

October 10, 2012 – PETA’s Boston contact Laura Sun waits for her husband to pick her up to go home to the South End following the group’s protest of the Ringling Bros. Circus on Wednesday at the TD Garden. Sun was happy with the protest’s 50-person turnout but wished she could get them better organized. The protest, she said, was “not one of my better ones.” Photo/Christopher Weigl
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