After hearing from PETA about the egregious cruelty and threat to public safety inherent in all animal circuses—and specifically, Loomis Bros. Circus—the Elberton County Fairgrounds in Georgia prohibited the notorious circus from forcing animals to perform during its shows from June 25 to 27. Brian Franzen—who frequently supplies animals for Loomis Bros.’ elephant and big-cat acts—has been cited dozens of times for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act and was convicted of cruelty to animals after several emaciated ponies were confiscated from a filthy trailer that he was keeping them in. Wild animals used in these demeaning acts may lash out in frustration, such as when Franzen’s own father was killed by a tiger in front of 200 horrified children. Please urge Loomis Bros. to go animal-free!
“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