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Olivia’s Munntastic Circus Protest

Written by PETA | July 15, 2010

munn∙tas∙tic (mun tas′ tik) adj. Tremendously great; extraordinarily good {e.g., “Actor and Daily Show correspondent Olivia Munn is munntastic for posing for an anti-circus billboard and leading yesterday’s PETA protest against Ringling Bros. Circus at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.”}

 

 

Christian Serratos, Pink, and Jillian Michaels are also pretty darn munntastic for tweeting about the event. Ringling, on the other hand, is hideous. Animals used by Ringling live in fear, are beaten into submission, and are forced to perform tricks that to them are confusing and meaningless. Still-nursing baby elephants are captured and dragged away from their mothers. Baby elephants are stretched out, slammed to the ground, gouged with steel-tipped bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. These abusive sessions go on for several hours a day for up to a year.

Now here comes the part where you can do something munntastic for animals who are abused in circuses. Check out the video and the ele-friendly advice that Olivia posted on her blog. Show the video to everyone you know and tell them to show it to everyone that they know. While you’re at it, help elephants by signing this petition.

Written by Amy Elizabeth

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  • jordi says:

    im already takeing part of the action im not going to the circuse in may im just going to play outside.and im gooing to spread the word

  • Chloe says:

    Ringling and Barnum and Bailey are quite possibly some of the sickest people alive! I can’t believe how heartless and cruel some can be to animals that have feelings and parts just like us humans. I went to a Ringling show when I was about three or four with a friend of mine then so we barely remember the event. But Mom had pictures of us there up until a couple of years ago I made her and Dad tear them up and throw them away. The book Water For Elephants really changed my mind and views about circuses. I knew they were cruel to both people and animals but I didn’t know how cruel. PETA you too have had a great impact too. I have since boycotted all circuses and zoos with animals and so has the daycare and church I work at. We are Christians and Christians believe that animals are our neighbors and friends and not our enemies or ones to abuse. Please USDA and PETA put Ringling and Barnum and Bailey out of business! Because animals have feelings and rights too!

  • Janet says:

    Are there any demonstrations taking place in Ontario and Anaheim California against Ringling Bros. this week and next? I want to attend!!

  • Gina says:

    Way to go PETA! Thank you for this you guys are angels. Wish I was there to fight!

  • Curtis says:

    Saw this on the news! Awesome turnout. Way to go PETA and Last Chance for Animals and the other animal orgs who put the protests together.

  • BRENDA HINCKLEY says:

    Linda Hogan WORKED IT!!!!! She was so motivating and was there from beginning to the very very end! Me and my family watched her convince a family to leave! We all cheered for them! LOVE LINDA HOGAN SO INSPIRING!