After a PETA protest and more than 100,000 e-mails to the fair board president from our members and supporters, the Mesa County Fair in Grand Junction, Colorado, confirmed that it has no plans to bring wild animals back next year! The fair hosted the cruel and dangerous bear show A Grizzly Experience in July—even though a bear with the show clawed a handler’s face at another fair last year and the exhibitor was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2013 for a bear escape. This victory is yet another sign that businesses need to drop entertainment that exploits animals if they plan to stay afloat.
“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