After hearing from PETA that circuses force wild animals to perform through violence and domination, DP Management confirmed that it will no longer host circuses that use animals at any of its 44 properties. This is a victory for all animals who spend much of their lives in cages or on chains, are hauled across the country in cramped trailers, and are forced to perform confusing and often painful tricks under the constant threat of punishment.
“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