Rhode Island Bans Bullhooks

Rhode Island has become the first state in the U.S. to ban bullhooks! Gov. Gina Raimondo signed legislation into law that will ensure that no circuses will be able to force elephants to perform using bullhooks in Rhode Island ever again.

PETA supporters sent over 20,000 letters to Rhode Island legislatures urging them to support the ban.

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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