Sierra Madre Parade Cancels Plans to Use Elephant

July 2011

After learning that the city of Sierra Madre planned to use Tai, an elephant from Have Trunk Will Travel, in its July Fourth parade, PETA posted an alert on our website. E-mails flooded officials’ inboxes, and the elephant was removed from the event.

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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