The Body Shop employees caged in India protest of circus cruelty

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Locked in cages stacked on top of one another and holding signs that read, “Try to Relate to Their Fate – Ban Animal Circuses”, employees of The Body Shop and members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India protested in Mumbai today against the use of animals in circuses. The action marks World Animal Day (4 October) and comes in the wake of PETA India’s nine-month investigation of 16 circuses across India that revealed rampant abuse of elephants, horses, camels, dogs, birds and other animals. PETA India and employees of The Body Shop are calling on the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to follow the lead of Bolivia, Cyprus, Greece and Austria by introducing legislation to enact a ban on the use of animals in circuses.

“The Body Shop has always refused to test products on animals. When we learned from PETA [India] that animals in…

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