‘Arrow’ Star Shoots It Straight About Cruelty

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

As one of the stars of the CW’s new superhero hit, Arrow, Annie Ilonzeh knows a thing or two about good vs. evil. And she’s being super to elephants by letting everyone know exactly which side circuses fall on:

[Elephants] are super-emotional creatures, and to have that calf stripped of their mom by humans and abused is the most painful thing to see. And I feel like if the public were a lot more knowledgeable about the way that they were being trained, where it’s not on a rewards system, it’s on a punishment system, then circuses would not exist—and they should not exist.

Check out the exclusive video that Annie shot for PETA to learn more about the two animals who captured her heart as well as why she thinks everyone should be heroic to elephants by boycotting the circus:

Catch Annie on Arrow Wednesdays on the CW to get your superhero fix, and join her in protesting cruelty to animals used by circuses.

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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