Lukoil Discontinues Ringling Promotional Events

January 2008

In October 2007, PETA fired off a letter to Lukoil’s CEO after learning that some of Lukoil’s gas stations were holding promotional events for notorious animal abuser Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. PETA tried to work with the company behind the scenes to convince it to drop the controversial promotions. On January 22, 2008, just hours after PETA launched a campaign urging our compassionate members and supporters to contact Lukoil, the company called PETA and stated that it would no longer hold any events with Ringling and would not partner with or sponsor the circus in the future.

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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