PETA Steals the Show From Ringling

Published by PETA.

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus paraded its 3-ton elephants through the streets of Washington, D.C., the animals might have been surprised to be greeted by one of their own. Well, one of our own, to be exact—a giant inflatable elephant, who grabbed a lot of attention from would-be circus attendees.

PETA members protest Ringling cruelty in Washington, D.C.

Kids were enchanted by our elephant and eagerly took copies of our comic book “An Elephant’s Life” from PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. Parents stopped to talk to the demonstrators and learned how Ringling tears babies away from their mothers and beats them to force them to learn tricks.

What’s that, Ringling? You didn’t want people to find out about that part? Oops.

Click here to see how you can help stop Ringling’s elephant abuse.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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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