I was driving home last night from work and as I live just 2 blocks from the Sprint Center I noticed the Ringling Bros animal cages in the back lot. My heart just sunk because I am well aware of Ringling Bros decades long history of cruelty to animals. As I drove up to the front of the building I noticed PETA was in the front with their signs (depicting the beatings of animals with pics). I love PETA, always have and always will, but I cringed a bit and it felt sad to see innocent little children pass them on their way into the arena. Were those signs meant for the children, the parents, or both? Both. But still, second to animals I love little children and wish their parents would not parade them to the circus. I wish the circus would just dissolve - go away. Please sign the petition at the bottom of the page.
2. I'm SO glad you posted this. I learned about circus's treatment of animals at the circus
It was a horrible experience for my children. We were waiting with our young children at the arena for the doors to open. I'm sorry to say I had not heard about that circus's treatment of animals (I'd been to cirque du soleil before not ringling). I would not have bought tickets, of course, if I had known beforehand. The signs were very graphic and the PETA protesters were saying that the animals were beaten and tortured. They addressed some of the comments to the children (eg "kids, did you know that ..."). My younger child was terrified; not old enough to understand but the pictures really scared her as did the man who was shouting the comments.
I know I was probably very ignorant not to know about this -- I hadn't been to a circus since I was a child. Hopefully your post will inform anyone like me who didn't know beforehand.
22. I agree with PETA's message and forum more often than not.
In '93, I took the the young lady I was dating and her two little girls (2&4) to the Ringling Circus when it arrived in town that year. On the way out, a PETA rep was handing out pamphlets describing the conditions the elephants were kept in.
We had to make a pit stop so my g/f could take the kids for an emergency throw up (too much cotton candy & popcorn I imagine). While she did that, I read the pamphlet to better avoid boredom.
I read it, and I was quite disturbed. I went to the main library that weekend to research the few articles in periodicals relevant to the topic.
Since that time, I've avoided any and all circuses, and have sent an annual contribution to PETA. I'm satisfied with their actions, and although I've never found an organization, ideology, political group or philosophy that I've agreed with 100%, I agree with PETA's message and forum more often than not.
is to get rid of PETA. Don't get me wrong i'm an animal lover as well, but PETA go's too far with everything. Lets not forget that these are the same assholes that talked crap to obama for hitting a fly.
i can't remember what show it was, but he was being interviewed by somebody & a fly kept dive bombing his head. eventually it landed on his leg, he smacked it & brushed off his pants. Then kinda made a joke about it. The next day PETA released a statement condemning him for it. I'll try to find a video of it.
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