Kentucky Bans Tigers, Asian Elephants in Circuses

Kentucky adopted new exotic-animal regulations that prohibit circuses from using endangered species such as tigers and Asian elephants, ban elephant rides, and end dangerous exotic-animal shows at state and county fairs. PETA submitted comments in support of the statewide rule changes in late 2021 and has been instrumental in ensuring that the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources enforces regulations related to the use of exotic animals in circuses.

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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