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UF Student Persuades Alumni to Drop Ringling

Written by PETA | December 16, 2010
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Not convinced that one can make a difference? When University of Florida (UF) student—and former PETA intern—Jared Misner found out that the school’s alumni association was offering discounted tickets to the hideously cruel Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, he met with the leaders of the group. After Jared let the alumni association know that PETA exposés have revealed that Ringling abuses animals in fear-based and violent training sessions—dragging baby elephants away from their mothers, slamming them to the ground, gouging them with steel-tipped bullhooks, and shocking them with electric prods—the group pledged never to promote the circus again!

Kudos to Jared, who will receive PETA’s One Can Make a Difference Award. And remember, never hesitate to speak out against animal abuse—yours might be the voice that saves an animal’s life.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • carla says:

    Ringling = abuse to animals. I will never, ever go!!! Good for you Jard xo

  • Marlene Hendrch says:

    Really Thank you,Jared for standing up for a voiceless prisoner’s at that horrible circus. I went to Ringling Bros show one time and never went back. One poor Tiger was terrified and had a large rancid bone covered in green flies in his cage which was sitting in the middle of a boiling hot parking lot in July in Louisiana. All animals in ANY circus or carnival should and must be freed to a retreat just for them. mch

  • nancy says:

    Very inspirational. Thank you for doing that Jared!

  • Lauren-G says:

    Great work – go, Jared!!