After Hearing From PETA, VFW Hall Commits to No Longer Hosting Wild-Animal Circuses

After learning from PETA that circuses force wild animals to perform through violence and domination, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Leander, Texas, confirmed that it will no longer host circuses that use them. This is a victory for all wild animals who spend much of their lives in cages or on chains, being hauled across the country in cramped trailers, and being forced to perform confusing and often painful tricks under the constant threat of punishment.

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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