After hearing from PETA, Shindigz—the world’s largest party-supply store—stopped selling a party prop that depicted a sad elephant performing a circus trick. The company’s CEO told PETA that Shindigz opposes cruelty to animals, and the product was pulled from shelves immediately. This decision follows the company’s 2011 commitment not to sell Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus products, also after discussions with PETA.
“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