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November 28, 2022
David Perle 202-483-7382
St. Louis – On Wednesday, large inflatable crying elephants will probably be chained and overwhelmed by “circus performers” in fez hats outdoors the Moolah Shrine as a part of PETA’s marketing campaign urging Shriners to modernize their circuses by making them animal-free, simply because the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is doing.
When: Wednesday, November 30, 12 midday
The place: Moolah Shrine, 12545 Charge Charge Rd., St. Louis
The Moolah Shrine Circus is among the many final remaining reveals that also use wild animals who’re confined to small crates, saved in shackles, and disadvantaged of any semblance of a pure life. It has partnered with notoriously merciless exhibitors, together with Carson & Barnes Circus, which has been cited for greater than 100 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act and whose head coach was caught on video attacking elephants with bullhooks—weapons resembling a fire poker with a pointy hook on one finish.
“Cruelty takes heart stage at any circus the place delicate animals are tormented into performing demeaning methods in entrance of noisy crowds,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is looking on Moolah Shriners to cease internet hosting horrifying animal acts, as quite a few different shrines have already accomplished.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.