Asheville, North Carolina, Bans Wild-Animal Performances

July 1, 2015

After PETA sent out action alerts and the PETA Foundation sent information to council members, the Asheville, North Carolina, City Council voted unanimously to ban shows with wild or exotic animals from the city.

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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