The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses, performing acts, and house parties and to prohibit public contact with dangerous animals. PETA supported Los Angeles’ progressive ban every step of the way. We contributed comments and input during the ordinance drafting process, and now we’re looking forward to the end of bears, giraffes, elephants, and lions being dragged to house parties.
“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