For Immediate Release:
November 4, 2020
David Perle 202-483-7382
Houston – PETA protesters will be on the scene at the UniverSoul Circus tonight with signs proclaiming, “Don’t Lie to Your Children: This Place Hurts Animals,” and will give away free animal-friendly coloring books to kids.
When: Today, 6 p.m.
Where: Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W., Houston
UniverSoul has featured animal exhibitors such as big-cat exhibitor Mitchel Kalmanson, who has been caught holding big cats in foul-smelling, maggot-infested cages for weeks at a time. Video footage from a UniverSoul performance last year showed a worker punching a camel who was being used for rides. PETA is calling on the circus to end its animal acts and exclusively feature talented human performers.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.