Florida’s Blood Centers Commits to Ditch Ringling

January 2009

When PETA learned that Florida’s Blood Centers ran a promotion in several Florida counties offering individuals free Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey tickets for donating blood, we immediately contacted the organization to urge them to end their relationship with the notorious circus. Following conversations with executives about how baby elephants used in the circus are tied with rope, prematurely ripped away from their mothers, and forced to perform cruel and confusing tricks, Florida’s Blood Centers pledged never to partner with or promote Ringling in the future.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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