For Immediate Release:
September 18, 2014
Please see the following statement from PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders:
The Kiwanis Club of Plymouth has done the right thing by deciding not to pursue its efforts to rescind Plymouth, Mass.’ bylaw prohibiting wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses. Animals used in circuses—including Cole Bros., which the Kiwanis Club hosted recently—are denied everything that is natural and important to them. They perform unnatural and often painful tricks under the threat of punishment and physical abuse, and when they aren’t performing, they spend most of their time in chains or tiny cages barely bigger than their bodies.
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