Following declining ticket sales and public outrage over its cruel animal acts, former Kelly Miller Circus owner John Ringling North II was forced to sell the circus and retire at the end of its 2017 season. In a decision consistent with growing public opposition to the use of animals for entertainment, incoming owner James Kendrick Judkins has confirmed to PETA that his production of the circus won’t include any wild animals!
“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