Fitwize4Kids Kicks Ringling Partnership

July 2008

When PETA learned that Fitwize4Kids, a national healthy lifestyle center for children, was participating in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ CircusFit program, we immediately contacted Fitwize CEO Warren Gendel. We informed him of the tragic animal deaths for which Ringling is responsible and the abusive training methods that the circus routinely uses. Gendel responded that Fitwize shares PETA’s concerns about the notorious circus and ended the company’s partnership with Ringling.

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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