12 Celebrity Reactions to Ringling’s Big Announcement

Published by PETA.

The Tweetosphere came alive today with news that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end elephant performances by 2018 in response to growing public concern over “how the animals are treated.” Here’s a look at what celebrities had to say!

Tommy Lee

Daniella Monet

Renee Olsted

Pablo Azar

Anjelica Huston


Joanna Krupa

Mayim Bialik

Ximena Herrera

Darren Aronofsky

Miesha Tate

Kyle Richards

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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