Written by Michelle Kretzer
One thing wasn't up for debate last
night—PETA's "elephant" turned almost as many heads at the presidential
debate as the motorcades did.
Barack Obama read the elephant's sign and responded with a wave. Mitt Romney likely got the message, too, as he passed by twice. Fox News pundit Juan
Williams took our circus
leaflet and read over it. And Rudy Giuliani and Tom Brokaw checked us out. In addition,
many of the 5,000 members of the media who were there wanted to interview us
and take the elephant's picture.
While our elephant's species might seem
to suggest that she belongs to the GOP, the only party she's concerned with is
the one she'll throw when circuses are no longer allowed to imprison and beat elephants. Help make it a reality for her—go only to circuses that don't use animals.
PETA is dedicated
to stopping the abuse of animals and promoting healthy vegan eating. We take no position in support of or opposition to any
political party or candidate for public office.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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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.