Under New Management, Only Animal-Free Circuses Will Perform at the Danbury Ice Arena

Garden Bros. Circus is no longer welcome at the Danbury Ice Arena unless it performs without animals. After learning from PETA that a former Garden Bros. employee described frequently seeing elephants with blood dripping from behind their ears—which is typically where handlers jab and puncture their skin with bullhooks to force them to obey—the venue’s new management company, Diamond Properties, is working with PETA to eliminate animal circuses at the arena! Encourage other venues to follow suit.

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“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