Texas Cities Cancel Performances by Exhibitor Hugo Liebel’s Ailing Elephant

November 2014

PETA works hard to keep track of where the circus is headed and appeals to city officials and venue operators in attempts to keep Hugo Liebel—who continues to force Nosey the elephant to travel and work—out of their towns. Four Texas cities, including Decatur, Denton, Gainesville, and Terrell, have canceled performances by the ailing elephant after being contacted by PETA.

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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