Written by Michelle Kretzer
After hearing from PETA, the city of
Corona, California, ordered the Ramos Bros. Circus to halt its illegal display
of exotic animals immediately.
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PETA received several calls from
members telling us that Ramos Bros. was displaying exotic animals,
including zebras and camels, which is illegal in Corona. We promptly contacted
the city, which sent an inspector to the circus. After the inspector
confirmed that Ramos Bros. was illegally displaying exotic animals, the city
ordered the circus to remove the animals or be shut down, noting that Ramos
Bros. had previously been informed of the prohibition on displaying exotic
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
has repeatedly cited Ramos Bros. for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, and
numerous citizens have called PETA to report disturbing abuse that they
witnessed, including observing a large number of scars on animals' bodies and
seeing animals confined to cramped, filthy enclosures with no access to water
This victory sends a strong message
to cruel circuses that abuse won't be tolerated. Join PETA's Action Team today to help enact a similar ban and work to help animals
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