After 146 years and a “dramatic drop” in ticket-sales, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed its curtains for the final time and we were there to lead the very final protests of its cruel acts, urging the public to build on this momentum by never buying a ticket to any circus or abusement park that still uses live animals.

Read about these demonstrations, and LION President John Di Leonardo’s fight against animal abuse on Long Island—which began at Ringling in Nassau Coliseumin this profile piece in the LI Herald.