After decades of exploiting elephants, tigers, zebras, camels, and other animals in cruel acts, UniverSoul Circus went animal-free! This victory followed a major PETA campaign that included e-mails from over 100,000 of our supporters, dozens of protests at the circus’ shows across the country, and help from celebrities like Chilli of the musical group TLC. This is a win for animals forced to spend their lives restrained in parking lots and arena back rooms, violently trained to perform under the constant threat of punishment, and denied nearly everything that’s natural and important to them. Keep victories coming for animals used in circuses by urging Shrine circuses to follow UniverSoul’s lead.
“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