Forced out of the animal exploitation business, Ringling Bros. had two choices: reinvent itself or fold. And with one notable change, the company may just come out on (the big) top.
Victory! The notorious Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation is no more, and most of the elephants held there will be sent to an accredited facility where they can recover.
We’re toasting Sen. Ben Hueso and Gov. Gavin Newsom for preventing countless lions, tigers, camels, and other animals from being abused.
Big victories can come in small packages. Nabisco’s change is in line with the public view that animals don’t belong in circuses.
P.T. Barnum was exploiting animals long before his traveling circus was formed. This crazy #throwback post will leave you shocked.
If you thought we hung up our hats post-Ringling, you’re mistaken. Since its last show, we’ve put even more pressure on other circuses that still use animals.
Since then, PETA hasn’t slowed down. We’ve pushed for similar progress in other circuses and advocated for bans in states and countries—and we’re winning.
It may be over for Ringling Bros. circus, but animals are still being used in circuses around the country—and they need your help.
If a story glorifying a man responsible for over a century’s worth of tortured and deprived animals weren’t distasteful enough, the film leaves out glaring character flaws.
When a ban on wild-animal acts came to a vote in Portland, Maine, every single city council member did right by animals.
Feld Entertainment should never have been given a permit to export these big cats. One has already died after escaping and being shot.
Circuses that exploit animals are well on their way to the dustbin of history.
Deaths, disease, shackling, and abusive training methods—that’s what you’ll find inside Ringling’s shady Center for Elephant Conservation.
Despicable to its core, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will not allow the animals it exploited to live free from circus life.
“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