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Victory! Circus Prohibited from Exhibiting Exotic Animals

Written by Michelle Kretzer | June 25, 2012

After hearing from PETA, the city of Corona, California, ordered the Ramos Bros. Circus to halt its illegal display of exotic animals immediately. 


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PETA received several calls from members telling us that Ramos Bros. was displaying exotic animals, including zebras and camels, which is illegal in Corona. We promptly contacted the city, which sent an inspector to the circus. After the inspector confirmed that Ramos Bros. was illegally displaying exotic animals, the city ordered the circus to remove the animals or be shut down, noting that Ramos Bros. had previously been informed of the prohibition on displaying exotic animals.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has repeatedly cited Ramos Bros. for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, and numerous citizens have called PETA to report disturbing abuse that they witnessed, including observing a large number of scars on animals’ bodies and seeing animals confined to cramped, filthy enclosures with no access to water or shade. 

This victory sends a strong message to cruel circuses that abuse won’t be tolerated. Join PETA’s Action Team today to help enact a similar ban and work to help animals in your community.

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  • Nat says:

    Iam very disturbed. I was driving down roscoe blvd to get to kaiser and to my right I saw a Ramos bros. Zebras, camels, and other exotic animals in enclosures so small the camel had to kneel to fit under the tent. It was heartbreaking. The tent was down so I think they are leaving but they were there for months. Horrible.

  • nairi says:

    Hi everyone. They are in Glendale, California where I live now. I’m very disappointed that my city allowed such a cruel act in…

  • Kara says:

    I am glad the animals are safe. Animals have feelings to. We do not have the right to use them for our own entertainment.

  • Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Ringling is next…

  • Carleen says:

    ALL forms of animals to entertain need to be brought to an end. To think that it’s for children to see. Thank God for Peta as well.

  • April B. Denton says:

    Thank God for PETA. Keep up the terrific work!!!

  • Jane Heltebrake says:

    Great news… These exotic animals, should be living at an accredited sanctuary, with trained personnel. Residing in their native lands, would be a perfect setting. Unfortunately, poaching presents many problems.

  • Susan Dykhuis says:

    Where are the animals that Ramos Bros were using as “entertainment” in their Circus acts? Are they all placed in safe animal shelters where the quality of life is what I would expect PETA to insist is provided for them? Please respond because I’m certain many animal lovers want to know their welfare is of the highest standards.

  • wilpower says:

    yessssssss!!!!!!! wilpower.

  • Marcia says:

    Wish every city, county, and state were like Corona. These stupid circuses that exploit animals for greed need to be shut down. Among other things, they do not have the skills, financial resources, or desire to treat the animals well or care for their medical issues. Of course, one of the best ways to shut down circuses, traveling petting zoos, etc., is for people to stop supporting them!!

  • heathersdolphins says:

    I agree Curtis, those places are notorious for killing their sick animals or end of circus season animals, so why would they be nice to animals that ara just going to cost them money? I’d worry about the after-effects of this ban. It is a good idea in theory, based on decent people following through on their obligation to keep animals safe, but those circus owners have no conscience, when it comes to animals, what so ever.And they are not to be trusted.

  • Christopher Evans says:

    This is good news, but only if there are safe homes for the animals …

  • Curtis says:

    Way to go Corona!