by MPD
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Sure, she’s beautiful; yes, she’s talented; but what we love about Olivia Munn isn’t her smokin’ hot looks or her on screen talent — it’s her dedicated activist actions that make us smile.

Last night, Munn joined PETA and hundreds of fellow activists at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA to protest the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus.

Why protest the circus? Simple! Ringling Brothers has a horrific track record for abusing their elephant performers, and Olivia is sick of it! In a video she previously recorded for PETA, Munn said:

“When you look at something like the circus and everyone’s laughing and there’s color and there’s music and everything seems so great, but when you go right behind that door and they’re in these crates all day long and then they’re getting shocked and beat just so they can get up and dance around on a ball … it was just so sickening.”

So how did the protest go? Rumor on the street is that it was super successful and helped prove, once again, that people are fed up with Ringling Brothers’ nasty, elephant-hating ways!

Click here to see a video of Olivia in action from last night.

  • Lucy Shelton

    Thank you for this article and bringing awareness so, hopefully, people will not go to circuses with animals.

    Circus animals are enslaved just for our entertainment,–how frivolous! How disgusting! It forces magnificent wild animals to endure a life of unnatural confinement and torment.

    It’s not morally right to accept their misery as a trade off for a few minutes of amusement. We don’t need to use animals for our entertainment, nor should we as a civilized society.

    In their homelands, elephants and tigers run, interact with their own species, scratch themselves on trees, forage for food, and swim and play in streams and ponds. They cannot do any of these natural, normal activities when they are relegated to the abusive life in the circus.

    In the circus, they are chained or behind electric fencing all of the time except when performing. When not in the ring, tigers are kept in cages that are so small they can hardly stand up or turn around. The elephants are routinely kept chained and locked up to 50 weeks a year to eat, drink, sleep, defecate, and urinate in the same place, and let out only when it is time for a performance. These sensitive animals are trained using physical force: whips, hooks, chains, and food deprivation.

    ‘“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.” ~ Alice Walker “

  • britt

    aw that is sad people need to help more