Naked, ‘Bruised,’ and ‘Bloody,’ Pablo Azar Urges His Fans: Please Stay Away from Circuses That Use Animals

Telenovela Hunk Stars in New PETA Latino Campaign Before Ringling Bros.' Last Show

For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Naked, “chained,” and covered with “bloody wounds,” La Fan star Pablo Azar appears in a new PETA Latino ad campaign that proclaims, “Circus Trainers Beat Animals to Force Them to Perform.” His ad, available here, comes as Ringling Bros. circus prepares for its final curtain call.

In an exclusive video for PETA Latino, Azar reminds his fans that animals continue to suffer in other circuses, such as UniverSoul and Carson & Barnes, and asks families to stay away from any circus that uses them. The closing of Ringling Bros. “was a good first step,” he says. “But what about all the other animals who are still beaten, whipped, chained, or confined to cramped cages, constantly being moved from one city to another?”

Circus trainers force lions, tigers, camels, and other animals to perform tricks contrary to their very natures, solely for the amusement of human spectators. Animals used in circuses are often torn away from their mothers as babies and confined to barren cages and cramped trailers when not performing. They commonly suffer from chronic health problems and psychological disorders, and many die prematurely.

“Animal abuse is not entertainment,” Azar stresses in his appeal to viewers. “So please, never attend performances by any circus that still uses wild animals.”

Azar joins a long list of celebrities—including Kate del Castillo, Alfonso Herrera, Wilmer Valderrama, George Lopez, Marjorie de Sousa, and Aislinn Derbez—who have teamed up with PETA Latino (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”) to promote kindness to animals.

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