22 March 2012

Alec Baldwin backs circus boycott, appears in PETA video

Actor Alec Baldwin speaks out on behalf of circus animals in the latest PETA exposé, saying show business is cruel and unnatural for elephants.

The 30 Rock Star and animal rights activist, starred in a video by PETA, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of circus cruelty. The video shows elephants being beaten into submission by trainers to perform tricks.

Just days before Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey comes to the Big Apple, Baldwin, an active PETA member, urges New Yorkers to boycott the circus.

The boycott is supported by other celebs, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Cloris Leachman, Chrissie Hynde and Jillian Michaels.

In November, Ringling Bros. paid a $270,000 fine to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Animal Welfare Act violations.

The circus will be in New York City from Wednesday, March 21 until Monday, March 26. Expect to see PETA supporters and animal activists protesting outside Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

For more information on circus cruelty, please visit www.PETA.org.

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Buffalo, New York Kaitlyn is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and minor in Women’s Studies. She worked as a barista at a vegan cafĂ© before landing a job as assignment editor for a TV news station in Buffalo, New York. She's trying to be a “runner" and just signed up to run her first half-marathon in May. Also, she loves food - especially vegan cupcakes.

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