After learning that UniverSoul Circus was setting up shop at Turner Field in Atlanta, PETA pointed out that the elephants used by the circus—who are provided by Larry Carden—are routinely lame, likely as a result of chaining and confinement. Carter & Associates, the development company that holds part ownership of the venue, pledged to PETA that UniverSoul will not be invited back to the facility.
“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