Ringling Protesters Out in Force

Published by PETA.

Protesters came out in droves in Salt Lake City to let people know that at least four elephants traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are suffering from foot ailments and arthritis—the leading reasons for euthanasia in captive elephants.


We’ve asked Salt Lake City’s mayor to stop Ringling from forcing these elephants to perform painful tricks, which can only worsen their condition and could prove fatal.

Please join us in asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to immediately seize these ailing elephants before it’s too late.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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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