For the last three years I have been attending the Ringling Brothers protest at The Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. 2009’s protest was my first ever. Last year was the first protest at which I actually summoned my voice and spoke with the circus patrons about the truth of Ringling Bros.’ treatment of its animals. This year, I was quieter yet more confident in my right (even my duty) to be there for the animals. Here are some pictures from this year’s protest.