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Group Will Offer Potential
Employees $5,000 for Evidence Leading to the Conviction of Elephant
For Immediate Release:August 28, 2012
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Chicago -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be holding clown auditions
in Chicago on Wednesday, and PETA plans to be there—also to recruit clowns.
PETA members will hand the prospective employees whistleblower-recruitment
leaflets in the hope that they will report instances of elephant beatings and
other acts of animal abuse for which Ringling is notorious. In return, PETA
will pay whistleblowers $5,000 for evidence that leads to the conviction of a
guilty party. Ringling trains, disciplines, and punishes elephants and
other animals using electric prods, whips, chains, and bullhooks—weapons that
resemble a fireplace poker with a sharp metal hook.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 12 noon
Where: Outside the Joffrey Ballet School dance studios, 10 E. Randolph St. (near the intersection with N. State Street), Chicago
In one of several incidents involving whistleblowers, a former Ringling
employee gave PETA compelling photos that expose how baby elephants used by Ringling are stretched out,
slammed to the ground, gouged with bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. Ringling
recently paid the largest fine in circus history—$270,000—for violations of the
Animal Welfare Act.
"PETA knows that Ringling employees must witness animal abuse on a regular
basis," says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Lindsay Rajt. "Now
we're giving them the opportunity and incentive to help put an end to
For more information, please
visit PETA's website RinglingBeatsAnimals.com.
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