9 Animals Driven Insane

Animals in zoos and circuses suffer from extreme psychological deprivation and stress. These are just a few of the types of animals who are regularly affected by “zoochosis,” a disturbing psychological condition that often affects captive animals:

Elephants

Elephants Swaying in the Circus

Monkeys

Monkey Hitting Herself at the Zoo

Bears

Bear Circling at the Zoo

Cockatoos

Cockatoo Bobbing in a Zoo

Coyotes

Coyote Pacing in a Zoo

Orcas

Orca Thrashing at SeaWorld

Zoos and circuses are built for profit, not animal welfare. Please, never go to a circus or a zoo.

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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