AAD Shrine Circus Bids Farewell to Cruel Elephant and Tiger Acts

AAD Shrine in Duluth, Minnesota, has announced that its annual circus will no longer use elephants, tigers, or other exotic animals, after working for years with some of the cruelest animal exploiters in the industry. It follows the lead of the Western Montana Shrine Circus in ending wild-animal acts as well as the Bahia (in Apopka, Florida), Jerusalem (in New Orleans), and Melha (in Ware, Massachusetts) shrines, which ended their annual animal circuses. Please keep victories coming for animals suffering for human entertainment by calling on Shriners International to oppose animal circuses.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind