Hansons Windows Ends Ringling Bros. Promotion

January 2008

When PETA heard that Hansons Windows, a Michigan-based home-repair company, was offering free tickets to the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus to potential customers who scheduled in-home estimates, we immediately sent a letter to Hansons’ president asking that the company end the promotion. We explained that elephants and other exotic animals used in the circus are beaten by trainers to force them to perform confusing tricks and confined to cramped enclosures or chained for the majority of their lives. After hearing about the abusive training methods and cruel conditions, Hansons’ president made the compassionate decision to end the ticket giveaway.

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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