For decades, PETA has led protests calling on New Yorkers to stay away from UniverSoul Circus, the now-defunct Ringling Bros. circus, and other traveling shows that use and abuse elephants, tigers, and other wild animals—and the New York City Council has now prohibited all traveling circuses from bringing wild animals into the city. Among the animals who will be helped by the ban are the elephants and zebras used in UniverSoul’s notoriously cruel shows.
“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