Carson & Barnes Circus Permit Rejected in Nebraska City

April 2012

After PETA wrote to the City Council about the circus’s past violations, the notorious Carson & Barnes Circus was denied a permit that would let it perform in a Nebraska city. The council voted to reject the permit and stated that it was concerned about the risk to the community.

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“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