‘Dickens of a Christmas’ Event in Maryland Skips Planned Monkey Act

After hearing from PETA and nearly 100,000 of our members and supporters, the “Dickens of a Christmas” event in Chestertown, Maryland, will skip a cruel monkey act originally scheduled for this weekend. The event will now celebrate Christmas the right way—with compassion and kindness, not cruelty—by leaving wild animals off the agenda. PETA calls on everyone to make compassionate choices year-round by staying away from any events that exploit animals.

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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