Newsday Asks for Pictures of Ringling, Is Flooded With Protest Photos

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Now that The Cruelest Show on Earth is ending, Newsday asked readers to submit photos of their “memories” of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. It received so many pictures in which compassionate people were speaking out against animal abuse that it devoted an entire story to Ringling protests through the years. Check out PETA and our fellow animal advocates in action on

Photo by Cynthia King

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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