Adam Burck Sent Home After Illegally Performing at Hadi Shrine Circus

When PETA received footage from activists showing tiger exhibitor Adam Burck—whose license to exhibit animals had been canceled only weeks earlier by the USDA—illegally performing with tigers at the Hadi Shrine Circus in Indiana on Thanksgiving night, we rushed a complaint to Evansville Animal Care & Control. By 9 a.m. Friday, Burck had been sent home.

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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