Greenhouse Nightclub in NYC Cancels Elephant Appearance

November 2011

As a surprise for patrons for Greenhouse’s third anniversary, the New York City nightclub planned to rent an elephant from R.W. Commerford & Sons Traveling Petting Zoo. PETA contacted Greenhouse and let the management know about Commerford’s history of Animal Welfare Act violations, and Greenhouse responded, saying that it had canceled the elephant exhibit.

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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