Saint Louis University Takes a Stand for Animals, Cancels Garden Bros. Performances

After learning from PETA about the serious animal abuse, neglect, and public-safety concerns with Garden Bros. Circus and its animal exhibitors, Saint Louis University made the compassionate decision to cancel the cruel shows scheduled at the school’s Chaifetz Arena in June. This is a victory for the elephants and other animals the circus plans to drag around the country in cages or trailers and force to perform confusing and often painful tricks under the threat of punishment. This cancellation is just another sign that Garden Bros. should drop its cruel animal acts if it plans to stay afloat—a step that other circuses, such as Kelly Miller Circus, have recently taken.

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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