Iowa’s Mississippi Valley Fair dropped its scheduled Carson & Barnes Circus elephant rides after PETA notified the state veterinarian that the rides would violate Iowa’s prohibition of contact with dangerous animals.
“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