The circus typically draws hundreds of families to see elephants, tigers, clowns and acrobats. But the circus also draws a lot of people who protest it.
That's what happened over the weekend when The Cole Brothers Circus set up a big top tent in the parking lot of Shopping Town Mall in Dewitt. While families went inside the tent for the show, a few dozen people stood outside protesting.
Saptarshi Lahari, with the Syracuse Animal Rights Organization, stood in protest this weekend. Lahari says animals are treated poorly and don't belong in the circus.