In 2018, the Highlands County Fair Association in Sebring, Florida, planned to host cruel Loomis Bros. Circus shows but canceled after hearing from thousands of PETA supporters and local residents. When the association was set to host Garden Bros. Circus in 2019, PETA ensured that the show would move forward without animals. But we didn’t stop there: The association planned to host a cruel tiger show in 2020, despite Sebring’s ban on bullhooks, whips, and other weapons used to inflict pain and suffering on wild animals. Once PETA and a local supporter sprang into action, the Sebring Police Department confirmed that the show had been canceled! These victories would not have been possible without our members and supporters.
“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