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Casey Affleck Teams Up with PETA to Reveal Cruelty in Circuses

Casey Affleck Teams Up with PETA to Reveal Cruelty in Circuses

Casey Affleck has teamed up with PETA to reveal cruelty against animals in circuses just in time for the Oscars.

The 41-year-old actor is nominated for Best Actor at tonight’s Academy Awards for his work in the movie Manchester By the Sea and is new PSA for the animal rights organization was just released the other day.

“I choose to work in the entertainment industry, but animals in circuses and other traveling shows are never given a choice,” Casey says in the PSA.

“This industry tears families apart and subjects individuals to a life of torment and deprivation,” Casey said about circuses. “[Trainers] drag the big cats around by heavy chains or ropes around their necks and hit them with sticks, poles, and whips. They beat them mercilessly and bully them into jumping through hoops.”

Make sure to watch Casey‘s acceptance speech at the Spirit Awards this weekend.

Casey Affleck Exposes How Big Cats Are Dragged and Hit With Sticks in the Circus
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  • Sarri

    Animals don’t exist for our amusement. Animal abuse is absolutely disgusting, this deserves to end.

  • Anna

    Circuses that use Animals are talentless and cruel. Using a stick to make an animal jump is stupid and a gimmick of a trick. It’s no longer the 40′s, where people are amused with such stupidity.

    Meanwhile we have circuses like Cirque Du Soleil and Cirque Italia, where it’s theatrical, acrobatic, and character-driven without animals. Where you can really appreciate it since it’s pure raw human talent. Where artists have trained for 10+ years to achieve their stunts and shows.

    Just Search “Cirque du Soleil” on youtube, and you’ll be captivated by their video of one of their shows. Always coming up with new ideas and stories, new stunts, all without using an animal to jump through hoops. Now that’s talent. Best of all, no animal cruelty.

  • disqusplus

    Thank you JJ for publishing it! Thank you Casey for the amazing work you do as an actor and as a person! This is what really worth sharing with the world. #chooselife, #govegan

  • Gina

    I wonder if he cared this much about the women he’s sexually harassed.

  • Do Tell

    Mankind manipulates and abuses anything that is more helpless–children, animals, the elderly, mentally challenged, etc.

    What disturbs me the most about the animal abuse is when it is discovered, the laws of the land give perpetrators a slap on the wrist. Animals are seen as property, nothing more. I keep hearing that President Trump has just done something to a law that will make punishing animal abusers more unlikely.

    I need to look into it further. If it’s true, it will be one more thing about the Trumps that disturbs me. I can’t look at President Trump’s adult sons anymore since I discovered they have been trophy hunters. It’s such a brutal sport.