Half-Naked Woman Protests Circus for PETA

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PETA was talking to passerby's on the street about the circus. - LEXIE MILLER
  • LEXIE MILLER
  • PETA was talking to passerby's on the street about the circus.

PETA, or People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, held a protest this afternoon targeting the UniverSOUL Circus, which opens at the Dome at America's Center tonight.

Naturally, they did it with a young woman and body paint.



PETA claims that UniverSOUL abuses their elephants and tigers, so a member of the organization stood at Broadway and Chestnut wearing only her underwear and body paint. She carried a sign that read, "Animals suffer at UniverSOUL Circus."

"UniverSoul Circus denies tigers, elephants, and other animals everything that's natural and important to them—just for a few fleeting minutes of human amusement," PETA Foundation Associate Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Rachel Mathews said in a prepared release. "PETA is calling on everyone to refuse to buy tickets to any circus that still uses animals."



Circuses have become a frequent PETA target. Saint Louis University recently canceled performances by the Garden Bros. Circus, which had been slated for  Chaifetz Arena last month. PETA's behind-the-scene campaign led the university to pull the plug.

UniverSOUL Circus is a national act. It's slated to perform in St. Louis from July 12 to 22.

The woman stood out front of the Old Courthouse and also the park across the street. - LEXIE MILLER
  • LEXIE MILLER
  • The woman stood out front of the Old Courthouse and also the park across the street.

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