Tokio Hotel Says 'No' to Circuses
Although their popularity in India is just starting to grow, the members of the German rock band Tokio Hotel are already bona fide stars in many other parts of the world. The band has sold millions of albums worldwide, and with four number one singles and an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for Best New Artist under their belt, they are all set to become the next superstars. Check out Tokio Hotel's public service announcement to learn more, and then take our pledge to boycott circuses that use animals!
Speaking of the VMAs, Tokio Hotel first caught the attention of the staffers at our US affiliate peta2 after the band's red-carpet arrival at the awards show back in 2008. The group of heartthrobs demanded attention by arriving at Hollywood's Paramount Studios in the bed of a head-turning monster truck. It was a much-welcome alternative to T-Pain's tasteless entrance, which the members of Tokio Hotel were not pleased about. Of T-Pain's arrival, the band's lead vocalist, Bill Kaulitz, said, "It was sheer cruelty – it was that". Tokio Hotel guitarist (and Bill's brother) Tom Kaulitz added, "I hate zoos and circuses. People shouldn't take their children to either one".
We couldn't agree more. Animals in circuses are denied everything that is natural and important to them. Trainers often beat and intimidate animals into submission and obedience. Even the animals' access to water, food and veterinary care is often severely limited. Animals are crammed into filthy cages and rarely see the sun or breathe fresh air.
Take a stand against this injustice by sharing this information with your friends and pledging never to attend circuses that use animals.
Animals in circuses are forced to endure a life of misery – all for the sake of a few meaningless tricks. By signing my name, I pledge never to attend any circus that uses animals.
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