After learning from PETA that Carson & Barnes Circus has racked up more than 100 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, the members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) chapter in Taos, New Mexico—which hosted the circus at LULAC Field in the spring of 2017—pledged not to host Carson & Barnes again unless it performs without animals. Taos LULAC joins more than 600 shopping malls, clubs, and other organizations across the U.S. that have prohibited circuses and other exhibits that use wild animals.
“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