Hastings Civic Arena Bans Cruel Animal Circuses After PETA Appeal

After meeting with PETA and learning that circuses force animals to perform through violence and domination, the Hastings Civic Arena in Hastings, Minnesota, confirmed that it will no longer host circuses that use animals. It joins more than 620 venues nationwide that have prohibited cruel animal acts.

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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