Animal abuse is standard practice at UniverSoul Circus. Zebras have escaped multiple times, running frantically through busy streets. The circus has worked with notorious animal exploiters for years, including one who held big cats in cramped cages 24/7 for weeks at a time and transported them around in a maggot-infested trailer. We need your help to show the venues still planning to host this circus that the public doesn't support such cruelty.
In eyewitness footage from a UniverSoul show, a camel was punched in the neck after apparently getting spooked while being used for rides. Workers continued placing children on the distressed animal's back, putting both them and the camel in danger. Camels are very social animals. In the desert, they travel in large groups when looking for food, but in circuses, they're confined, carted to different events, and denied everything that's natural and important to them. Forcing camels to perform and give rides to humans is a form of speciesism—a human-supremacist worldview.
Now, nearly 750 venues and dozens of communities nationwide prohibit or restrict circuses that use animals. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shut down after 146 years of animal abuse, and modern, humane circuses are dazzling audiences with only willing human performers.
Please join PETA in urging Southern Queens Park Association, Inc. to leave animals out of the shows.