Peoria Voices for Animals booth at Forest Park Nature Center's 2008 Earth Day Festival
Protest of 2008 HOI Fair's Elephant & Tiger Exhibit
Protest of Ringling Bros. Circus - Bloomington, IL
PAVA's Doris Muller Receives "Guardian Award" from In Defense of Animals (Click on the picture to read more.)
Animal Acres Farmed Animal Sanctuary
(near Los Angeles, CA)
Torn from the wild as babies, these elephants spend their days in trailers on the highway shuffled from town to town, or in this tiny enclosure for the amusement of fairgoers.
In the wild, she would live with a large family group. She'd walk many miles each day and use her fine-tuned sense of hearing to communciate over long distances using low rumbling sounds. In captivity, she knows nothing but boredom, stress, frustration, confinement, and cruelty. At the HOI Fair, she's stuck next to the ear-splitting noise from the tractor pulls. For information on how elephant "handlers" force these powerful animals to perform, click on the picture.
2008 HOI Fair: Exhibiting cruelty and exploitation for profit. Click on this picture for more information about the family who has chosen to make a career out of exploiting these animals.
Tigers at the HOI Fair. These big cats exhibit the pacing behavior common to wild animals who have gone insane from the boredom and stress of captivity. Not much of a life for these majestic animals.