The Walker Brothers Circus has a history of abuse to elephants and other animals unfortunate enough to be in its care. The United States Department of Agriculture has repeatedly charged the Walker Brothers Circus with a multitude of violations.

PETA has long denounced Walker Bros. Circus for its abuse of elephants, many of whom were leased from Hawthorn Corp., which was forced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to surrender 16 elephants after the agency charged both Hawthorn and Walker Bros. Circus with numerous serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

It was the concern and actions of caring people that prompted Walker Bros. Circus to finally drop exotic animals from its lineup—and maybe the circus will eventually drop all animal acts. Let’s remember this as we continue to rally against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’sshocking mistreatment of elephants and other animals.

- Karin Bennett

The pathetic Walker Brothers Circus is only a violation away from being shut down for animal torture and failure to provide adequate care for the animals in its care.