Carson & Barnes Circus and Garden Bros. Circus were prohibited from having any elephant rides at their various shows across the state of Iowa. After hearing from PETA, state officials put the circuses on notice that they would not be allowed to offer rides.
“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