After hearing from PETA about the record of public-safety and animal-welfare violations of Garden Bros. Circus—as well as that of its elephant exhibitor, Carson & Barnes Circus—Hall County Animal Services in Georgia barred the circuses from exhibiting elephants during the Garden Bros. shows at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville.
“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