Museum Ditches Ringling Exhibit

Published by PETA.

Talk about quick action: Less than 24 hours after PETA contacted Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum to explain how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus hurts animals, the museum had dismantled its newly installed Ringling exhibit. What’s more, a museum spokesperson stated that such an exhibit would not be displayed again! Good on them—or, as PETA’s Delcianna Winders put it, “By refusing to promote the circus in the future, the Please Touch Museum is sticking to its mission of educating children—and not misleading them into believing that the circus is a fun, innocent show.”

Of course, Ringling is still at it—tying up terrified babies and tormenting them with electric prods and sharp bullhooks—so PETA’s still at it, too. We spent Valentine’s Day with more than 100 wonderful folks in Atlanta who marched on City Hall to get the word out that Ringling beats animals and to demand action (and you can too!).

Written by Jeff Mackey

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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