5 Ways to Speak Up for Animals Used in Entertainment

baby-elephant-traningHere are five simple ways that you can help animals abused by the entertainment industry. Read on and remember to join PETA Latino’s Action Team in order to receive help every step of the way:

  1. Circuses such as Ringling Bros. beat elephants with bullhooks and force them to perform cruel and painful tricks. If you’ve already taken action to stop the cruelty and shared the link to our RinglingBeatsAnimals.com website on Facebook, be sure to protest the next animal circus that arrives in your town.
  2. There’s nothing funny about using endangered primates in ads—and 10 of the top 15 advertising agencies in the world agree. They’ve pledged not to use great apes in their ads. There’s also nothing glamorous about using animals in movies—urge your friends and family to boycott films that use animal actors. Opt for movies that use computer-generated effects instead!
  3. Animal abuse doesn’t just stop at the big top or on the movie screen—look for it in everyday situations and keep an eye out for local fairs, “sports,” and other activities that use animals. When you do encounter abuse, remember to speak up by passing out PETA literature and discussing the issues with passersby.
  4. It’s plain and simple: Zoos imprison animals (often in tiny, filthy, barren enclosures) in order to profit from people who go to gawk. Instead of visiting a zoo, organize a weekend trip with your friends to a reputable sanctuary!
  5. Animals used in entertainment are in danger themselves and also pose a threat to their handlers and the public. Make the decision to inform your neighborhood and community about this issue by setting up an information table in a public place and passing out fliers. Get your friends to join or get together with local activists!

For more ways to help animals used for entertainment, connect with PETA Latino on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about the latest demonstrations, events, and petitions, and remember always to take a stand for animals!

Looking for more ways to help out? Then sign up for PETA Latino’s Action Team! Join our team, and we’ll send you more information on how you can help animals in your community.