After PETA alerted the Animal Protection Unit in Norfolk, Virginia, that Garden Bros. Circus had scheduled last-minute performances at Old Dominion University’s Chartway Arena, the city denied the circus a traveling animal exhibit permit, prohibiting it from using any animals.
Garden Bros. Circus Barred From Performing With Animals After PETA Alerts Officials
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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