Click for a larger versionI love love love this week’s installment of DeFlocked. The ending hits on an, umm, interesting bit of Ringling trivia, that, along with the inherent animal abuse involved, pretty much flies in the face of the whole “family fun” image the circus tries to portray. Check it: Ringling employees have been arrested or convicted—either while with the circus or prior to their employment—for the following: possession of child porn, sexual battery, bank robbery, murder, felony drug possession, burglary, assault and battery, and disorderly intoxication. Souvenir program or cotton candy, anyone? To check out archives of past DeFlocked strips, click here.
“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