Florida’s Rattlesnake Festival Agrees to Hold Wild Animal–Free Events

Bearadise Ranch in Myakka City, Florida, carts bears from fair to fair in cramped transport cages and forces them to balance on ladders, pull hoops over their heads, and perform other demeaning tricks. But after hearing from PETA following a past performance by Bearadise, Florida’s Rattlesnake Festival has agreed to leave all wild animals out of future events! Help keep the victories coming by urging the remaining fairs that are still planning to host this cruel and dangerous act to reconsider.

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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