After reviewing PETA’s online materials about Garden Bros. Circus and Carson & Barnes Circus (which provides Garden Bros. with animals), Lowndes County, Georgia, refused to allow Garden Bros. to perform, based on the safety record of both exhibitors. The county denied the permits without any correspondence from PETA. After the denial, PETA contacted the county to find out its reasoning for the cancellation, and representatives stated that they had read PETA’s online factsheets related to the circuses and decided that their safety records were not satisfactory.
“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