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Jillian Michaels’ Biggest Pet Peeve

Written by PETA | September 29, 2011

After leading the charge for hundreds of protestors demonstrating outside the Ringling Bros. circus, Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels found time to give an interview about why she is fighting for elephants and how people can get involved. Getting the word out about circus cruelty “is the easiest thing to get behind,” says Jillian.

Many elephants used by Ringling suffer from crippling arthritis and other debilitating ailments because they spend most of their lives in boxcars and chains.

Follow Jillian’s lead: Post notes on Facebook and Twitter urging parents and grandparents never to buy tickets to Ringling. Write a letter to the editor. And contact PETA’s Action Team to help plan your own demonstration when the circus arrives in your city.


Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Kari says:

    Wooohooo!!! Go Jillian!!! Thank you for standing up for the elephants- couldn’t have been said any better than that!!!

  • Rex's Mom says:

    I never really csred for Jillian on The Biggest Loser because I thought she was too nasty to the contestants but now I love her! The last time I went to the circus before I knew how horribly they treated the animals was as a chaperone for my daughter’s second grade class. I haven’t been to a circus since then and now my daughter is 24 years old!

  • jessito says:

    Why animals are in circuses, i don’t know.. it’s sick to see what these poor creatures go through. :( My husband actually posted a comic of elephants in circuses today on his website. :( it depresses me. Stupid evil humans.