It’s a Grand Night to Protest Ringling

Published by PETA.

Demonstrators at yesterday’s protest of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ opening night in Denver ranged in age from a 3-year-old girl to senior citizens, and every one of the more than 60 attendees played a vital role in helping to expose the circus’s abuse of animals.

The protesters engaged many potential circusgoers in meaningful conversations about how Ringling’s trainers beat elephants. At least one couple decided right then and there not to attend the circus. And even if the circusgoers could ignore the adults, they couldn’t say “No” to the adorable children handing out literature.

Whether you’re a veteran animal advocate or first-time protester, an AARP member or in the pre-K set, it is never the wrong time to speak out against cruelty to animals. Contact PETA’s Action Team to learn how you can start getting active for animals today.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind