After hearing from PETA, the city of
Corona, California, has ordered the Ramos Bros. Circus to halt its performances and shut down immediately.
PETA received several calls from members
telling us that Ramos Bros. was using exotic animals, including zebras, in
its acts, which is illegal in Corona. We promptly contacted the city, which
sent an inspector to the circus. When the inspector confirmed that Ramos Bros.
was illegally exhibiting exotic animals, a representative for the city reported
back to PETA, “[W]e have decided to shut down the circus immediately and
will be revoking their permit to operate.” The city then called a board
meeting to formally revoke Ramos Bros.’ permit.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has
repeatedly cited Ramos Bros. for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, and
numerous citizens have called PETA to report disturbing abuse that they
witnessed, including observing a large number of scars on animals’ bodies and
seeing animals confined to cramped, filthy enclosures with no access to water
This victory sends a
strong message to cruel circuses that abuse won’t be tolerated. Join PETA’s Action Team today to help enact a similar ban and work to help animals in your community.
Article source: PETA Files