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Update: After hearing from PETA and our supporters about the cruelty of the circus and the danger to residents, Bellevue officials denied Carson & Barnes a permit to perform. And after PETA sent a letter to the president of Bellevue University asking her not to host Carson & Barnes, PETA also received a call from the university informing us that, having become aware of the cruelty to animals used by the circus, the university had canceled the circus’s appearance.

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Carson & Barnes Circus wants to bring its abusive act to Bellevue University in Nebraska. Tell Bellevue officials that cruelty to animals has no place at an institution for higher learning.

Panama is set to abolish bullfighting. Urge President Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal to ban the cruel “sport” by signing Panama’s entire animal welfare bill into law.

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National Public Radio reports on the backlash against dog slaughter in China.

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Oprah Winfrey is owning her food choices.

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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