Garden Bros. Circus Performs Without Elephants in Village of Birch Run, Michigan

Garden Bros. Circus performed without elephants in Birch Run, Michigan, after PETA pointed out that the village’s ban on dangerous wild animals includes elephants. After hearing from PETA, village officials notified the circus of the law, noting that violations could be penalized with jail time.

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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