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Circus's Violent Treatment of Baby Elephants Brings Out Protesters
For Immediate Release: February 12, 2013
Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382
Atlanta -- A herd of life-sized "baby elephants" will lead PETA protesters on
Wednesday against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The
protesters will display signs that read, "This Is Ringling Baby-Elephant
Training," alongside banners emblazoned with compelling photos taken
inside Ringling's training center. The photos expose how baby elephants used by
Ringling 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 in order to force the baby elephants to learn to perform
circus tricks out of fear of punishment. An ordinance that would ban the use
of bullhooks has been introduced by Atlanta City Council Member Felicia Moore
and is pending before the council.
When: Wednesday, February 13, 12 noon
Where: Philips Arena, in front of the ticket booth on Centennial Olympic Park Drive, between Philips Drive and Wall Street, Atlanta
run screaming from the big top if they saw how baby elephants are tied down and
forced to perform difficult, confusing, and even painful tricks," says
PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders.
"Since children love animals, the last place that parents and
grandparents should take them to is the circus."
In late 2011, Ringling paid the
largest fine in circus history—$270,000—for violations of the Animal Welfare
Act (AWA), and the circus is now being investigated based on a PETA complaint
of even newer alleged AWA violations. Actor Alec
Baldwin recently narrated a video exposé that focuses on how circuses
For more information,
please visit PETA's website RinglingBeatsAnimals.com.
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