What do the tigers say when Ringling’s trainers get too close? Let us prey. Zing!
Well, this week, PETA’s touring “tiger” acted out that devious desire for payback. In Rochester, New York, our “tiger” broke out of his cage and shoved his “ringmaster” in—giving her a taste of her own medicine for our first-ever Tiger’s Revenge demonstration.
When tigers aren’t performing, they’re warehoused like widgets and kept in cages barely bigger than their own bodies. So, it would be justice indeed for Ringling’s trainers to know what that feels like.
Our “tiger” taunted the “ringmaster” with whips, a bullhook, and other cruel devices that trainers use to force tigers and elephants to perform cruel, unnatural tricks.
Local citizens held signs letting passersby know that Ringling beats animals. After talking to us, seeing the video, or reading the materials, many people said that they would never patronize such a cruel industry.
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“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