Atlanta Motor Speedway Leaves Drag Racing to the Humans!

January 2008

When PETA was alerted to the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s plans to use elephants from the Cole Bros. Circus in a cruel drag race, we sent documents highlighting the circus’s dismal track record of elephant care and a laundry list of U.S. Department of Agriculture violations to the president of the speedway. Upon receiving our information, the racetrack quickly responded that elephants did not perform in the drag races because of the concerns that had been raised!

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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