Ringling’s Animal-Free Comeback

Nearly five years after PETA’s triumph over Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the shuttered show is reportedly planning its return to the big top—without elephants, tigers, or any other nonconsenting animals. The exciting announcement sends a powerful message— something that PETA’s been saying for decades—to the entire industry: Cruelty doesn’t belong in circuses or in any other form of entertainment. After Ringling Bros. announced an animal-free comeback tour following a five-year hiatus, PETA offered it our web domain Circuses.com, which was previously used to expose the abuse of animals by Ringling Bros.

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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