Wearing heavy chains and sitting on a circus-style pedestal, hit girl group Little Mix has teamed up with peta2 to spread the word that animals are not ours to use for entertainment.
“Shackled, Beaten, and Depressed. Get Wild Animals out of the Circus!“
“We were shocked to learn that wild animals are still suffering in circuses. Animals don’t jump through rings of fire for fun – they do so out of fear, and it’s time to ban this so-called form of entertainment once and for all,” said Little Mix superstar Leigh-Anne Pinnock. “There’s no reason why animals should still be suffering in circuses, and we hope that by posing for this ad, we’ll be doing our bit to help ban the use of wild animals in circuses. We hope, too, that our fans will join us in supporting PETA’s campaign to end this cruelty.”
During circus training, baby elephants are often stretched out, slammed to the ground, gouged with bullhooks (weapons that resemble a fireplace poker with a sharp steel hook on one end), and shocked with electric prods.
When tigers and elephants aren’t on stage, they are sometimes kept caged or chained for up to 23 hours a day.
And animals are forced to travel in boxcars or trailers for up to 100 hours straight. These cars and trailers are cramped, unsanitary, and poorly ventilated.
How You Can Help Animals in the Circus
Join Little Mix in speaking up for animals! Remember that every circus ticket purchased directly supports the suffering of these animals. Never go to any circus that uses animals, and encourage your friends and family to stay away, too.