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PETA Steals the Show From Ringling

Written by PETA | March 25, 2011

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus paraded its 3-ton elephants through the streets of Washington, D.C., the animals might have been surprised to be greeted by one of their own. Well, one of our own, to be exact—a giant inflatable elephant, who grabbed a lot of attention from would-be circus attendees.


PETA members protest Ringling cruelty in Washington, D.C.

Kids were enchanted by our elephant and eagerly took copies of our comic book “An Elephant’s Life” from PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. Parents stopped to talk to the demonstrators and learned how Ringling tears babies away from their mothers and beats them to force them to learn tricks.

What’s that, Ringling? You didn’t want people to find out about that part? Oops.

Click here to see how you can help stop Ringling’s elephant abuse.

Written by Michelle Sherrow 

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  • Yoashamia says:

    hey yall….dis is gr8! luv da progress keep it up………i went to da curcus but never will i again…go head!

  • Zaira says:

    that if freaking amazing, You guys are completely amazing! <3:D

  • rivegan says:

    Can I borrow that inflatible Elephant??? The crazy train is coming to RI this weekend. Do you travel with them at all? I would love to protest it this weekend with you all.

  • says:

    I remember when I was very young and I had no control of the decision and I was brought to the circus. Someone was dressed up as an elephant. They did not even say anything, they just stood outside the building and moved their fist beneath their eyes in a crying gesture. After that, young or not, I made sure I never went to the circus again. Even when you watch the animals perform in a circus it looks like torture. How do people buy into it? I was just a little girl then and I could see that the animals were miserable and were humiliated. Why do people want to ignore the fact that other species have feelings too?

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  • Emazz says:

    I’m not a vegaterain but I believe animals have feelings and rights too, humans are animals I like that you guys did this.

  • Jackie says:

    Peta, you guys are amazing. Let me know when you are in California, I will be there!

  • Toby says:

    Excellent… this progression of ethics is not market driven either; it’s driven by wellbeing, not capital, rightfully… very good.

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