Should the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals be hanging around school yards?
How would you like to pick your kid up from school and find an elephant?
Not a real elephant, rather a representative from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in an elephant suit. A cute costume, except this pachyderm is sporting a bloody ear.
It's all part of PETA's campaign against cruelty to circus animals. Yesterday, students at a Florida elementary school were met at the gates by "Ellie the Elephant." The renegade organization visited the school in an attempt to convince parents and children to boycott the Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. No coincidence, the famed circus is slated to perform in a nearby arena.
Some kids weren't thrilled to meet an elephant with a bloody boo-boo, and that's just the way PETA spokesperson Ashley Byrne likes it.
"We wanted to illustrate with the bloody bandage that elephants are routinely beaten around the heads, ears, and sensitive areas of their body with sharp metal tipped hooks called bull hooks," said Byrne.
Should PETA be spreading their message near schools?