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Museum Ditches Ringling Exhibit

Written by PETA | February 15, 2011

Talk about quick action: Less than 24 hours after PETA contacted Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum to explain how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus hurts animals, the museum had dismantled its newly installed Ringling exhibit. What’s more, a museum spokesperson stated that such an exhibit would not be displayed again! Good on them—or, as PETA’s Delcianna Winders put it, “By refusing to promote the circus in the future, the Please Touch Museum is sticking to its mission of educating children—and not misleading them into believing that the circus is a fun, innocent show.”

Of course, Ringling is still at it—tying up terrified babies and tormenting them with electric prods and sharp bullhooks—so PETA’s still at it, too. We spent Valentine’s Day with more than 100 wonderful folks in Atlanta who marched on City Hall to get the word out that Ringling beats animals and to demand action (and you can too!).

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • melmac says:

    Sadly, I’m sure that just like other museums, they dismantled it because they don’t have enough money to continue to fund or show it. That can be caused because of protests or the museum just being expensive. I’d heed caution on any victories on anything other than zoos and the like because of the simple fact of current economics.

  • Alex says:

    This is amazing! Shows how dedicated activism can change things.

  • nancy says:

    Wow, good for Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum!

  • Marilyn Cramer says:

    Way to go! Much gratitude to all of you wonderful activists who are changing the way people think about circuses. Cirque de Soleil is the only circus I go to – no animals involved = no cruelty.