PETA Doesn't Want You To Buy The Ringling Bros. Game

PETA doesn't want you rushing to the shops to pick up the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus game for the Wii on November 10 without considering elephant abuse.

I know you all had your heart set on purchasing Take-Two's Ringling Bros. circus game for the Wii next week, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are going to let you finish, but they suggest you first consider alleged abuses heaped by the staff of the world-famous circus on elephants and tigers every day. They've been investigating the circus for quite some time and feel that the truth might keep you from purchasing the game.

"During our investigation Ringling performed at new venues week after week, but its abuse of animals did not change. Our investigator captured workers on video as they beat and whipped elephants dozens of times in venues across the country. We also documented workers use sharp tools called bullhooks to jab and yank elephants by their sensitive skin. The abuses we filmed were captured backstage-hidden from public view-right before elephants were forced to walk onstage and perform. "

They've even got a video up on their website, showing Ringling Bros. employees smacking around elephants, which is pretty ballsy considering how daunting an angry elephant would be. Luckily for the handlers the elephants stay calm, barely registering the various slaps and taps they are given.

Slightly shocking, I suppose, but it probably won't keep people from buying the game. The fact that it's a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus game for the Nintendo Wii, on the other hand, will definitely stop people from buying it.

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    While I'm all for animal abusers to be stopped and I'ma let them finish, I just want PETA to know that they are a bunch of psychotic psuedo-terrorist shits who need to learn that screaming like banshees, shoving their views down people's throats and being as extremist as humanly possible isn't a good way to gain support. Unless they become a religion... then I suppose it's on like Donkey Kong.

    PETA, I well aware that people are entitled to voice their own opinion.

    But it makes arguments a lot more convincing if the facts are double checked and verified before going to the soap box.

    My $0.02.

      I think www.RinglingBeatsAnimals.com speaks for itself.

    "PETA would like for all animals to be completely free from dependency on humans to survive." Direct quote. This means for example, that a chihuahua according to PETA should roam the wilderness or streets completely dependant on itself and be ignored by humans completely. This is one of their primary views on animal rights, that to me would be abuse of an immeasurable level and those dogs would die slowly and in the most painful way. PETA are a bunch of uneducated terrorists and nothing more.

    Instead of dwelling on PETA's reputation, let's stay focused on the real story here: Ringling's elephants are abused and live lives of misery. We should not condone that by going to the circus or purchasing this Wii game.

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