After hosting Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Wimberley, Texas, made the compassionate decision to bar animal circuses from performing there in the future! This circus has a history of serious animal welfare concerns, including one instance in which a tiger cub was confiscated after he was found housed inside a plastic crate in a trailer without air conditioning in nearly 90-degree weather. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which suspended the circus’s license over the incident, it demonstrated a “shockingly cavalier attitude regarding the health and safety of [the] animals.” This is yet another sign that Culpepper & Merriweather and all other circuses need to stop using animals if they plan to stay afloat.
“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