The North Carolina Azalea Festival kicks off this week, and you can add another entertaining act to your list of things to see. Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars is coming to the Wilmington Internation Airport as a part of all the festival fun, and you can expect to see more than ever before.
A group of protestors rallied near the airport this afternoon as advocates of the animals at the circus. They say the animals involved in the circus this weekend are constantly abused and mistreated. They want people to know that cruelty is not entertainment.
John Pugh, Wilbur Davenport, and Cole Brothers Circus Inc., entered plea agreements in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Texas to resolve Endangered Species Act violations related to the purchase and sale of two Asian elephants named “Tina” and “Jewel.”