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Posted on 02/09/2010 8:25:01 AM PST by bs9021
PETA Pressures Neumann Alumni Bethany Stotts, February 9, 2010
PETA, the radical animal rights group, has convinced the Neumann University Alumni Association to stop offering discounted tickets to a Barnum & Baileys Circus event, reported CNS News yesterday.
The Alumni Association was offering discounted tickets to the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Baileys Circus FUNundrum show, which was headed to Philadelphias Wachovia Center on Feb. 27, states CNS News. The Alumni Association summarily ended its sponsorship of the event, which Neumann University spokesman Steve Bell said was already in the works.
Neumann U has a Franciscan and Catholic heritage, and their patron saint is St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
There was already an ongoing conversation among our alumni association about the appropriateness of this event, Bell told CNSNews.com, and then our director got the letter [from PETA], and that sort of brought it to the front burner.
This is just one more altercation in the conflict between Ringling Bros and the animal rights group. PETA, however, has launched a Web site called RinglingBeatsAnimals.com, where they make a number of abuse allegations, including that baby elephants are separated from their mothers and prodded with bull-hooks, that one died when forced to perform while ill, and that another drowned because it had not been taught by its mother to swim, writes CNS News writer Christopher Neefus.
Neefus points out something very interesting about PETAs own brand of animal kindness:
According to the consumer group [the Center for Consumer Freedom], PETA is guilty of hypocrisy, because it has euthanized the vast majority of stray cats and dogs it takes in and had found homes for fewer than one percent in 2008....
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