After hearing from PETA, the city of Norfolk, Virginia, denied Garden Bros. Circus permits to exhibit animals at its shows at the Ted Constant Convocation Center because of its and its elephant exhibitor’s records of public-safety and animal-welfare violations.
“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