PETA Foundation Staffer Shows His .commitment to Helping Animals Used in Circuses
— The PETA Foundation staffer formerly known as Dan Carron is getting a fresh start in 2012 in a very big way—he’s taking on a whole new identity. In an effort to continuously point out that circuses beat, whip, and shock animals to force them to perform silly tricks, the committed activist has legally changed his name to CircusesHurtAnimals.com—the address of PETA’s new website devoted to information about circus cruelty—and he has the driver’s license to prove it.
“Circuses go to great lengths to conceal the fact that elephants, tigers, and other animals forced to perform in their shows suffer a lifetime of abuse,” says CircusesHurtAnimals.com. “Whenever anyone asks for or reads my name, they’ll learn the truth—that when animals used by the circus aren’t locked away in barren cages or dark, cramped trailers, they’re violently forced to perform grueling and painful tricks.”
CircusesHurtAnimals.com decided to boycott the circus after learning how circuses confine elephants, big cats, bears, and primates to filthy boxcars or trucks and drag them around the country in all weather extremes. But when he attended a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant walk and saw how the trainers used bullhooks—heavy steel-hooked rods that resemble fireplace pokers—to intimidate the elephants in full view of the public, he decided to move beyond a personal boycott and dedicate his time, energy, and name to encourage everyone to patronize only animal-free entertainment.
CircusesHurtAnimals.com is available for interviews. For more information, please visit PETA’s website CircusesHurtAnimals.com.
CircusesHurtAnimals.com is available for interviews.
For more information, please visit PETA’s website CircusesHurtAnimals.com.