Written by Michelle Kretzer
anyone ever told you that ending animal abuse is your middle name? Meet a man
for whom fighting cruelty is his first, middle, and last name. PETA Foundation staffer Dan Carron has legally
changed his name to CircusesHurtAnimals.com. As
he admired his new driver's license, we asked him what he thinks life will be
like as a website.
Whose reaction are you most looking
forward to? Perhaps restaurant hosts who call out, "CircusesHurtAnimals.com,
party of four"?What a great
reason to eat out more! Yes, I think
daily run-ins with people will be the most interesting. I use a debit card a
lot, so I will be signing CircusesHurtAnimals.com for people constantly.
What does your mom think about your name
mom always encouraged me to speak out against all forms of cruelty, and when
she learned about the abuse
involved with circuses, she was happy to have a
son named CircusesHurtAnimals.com—although she
still calls me Danny.
Do you think that you will get much bigger birthday
was part of the plan!
What is your ultimate goal with changing
want to use every chance I get to tell people why they should boycott circuses
that use animals. After people have visited CircusesHurtAnimals.com and have seen the elephants
chained for up to 100 straight hours and have seen the baby elephants who were torn
away from their families and beaten
bloody with bullhooks, I think they will stop
supporting this abuse.
to join CircusesHurtAnimals.com in slamming the circus? Get started right now
with PETA's addictive new iPhone game, Circus Slam!
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.