For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
PETA Foundation Captive Animal Law Enforcement Counsel Rachel Mathews released the following statement regarding tonight’s vote in Cambridge to ban the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses:
Common sense and kindness from Cambridge today, as the city council voted to join cities and towns across America that have banned wild-animal acts and the use of the bullhook, a weapon with a sharp metal hook on one end that’s used to beat elephants into submission. PETA welcomes the day when the only performers in the circus will be willing human ones who can go home to their families at night.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information about circuses that use animals is available here.