NORFOLK, Virginia - The executive director with PETA, Mimosa Ledbetter, recently stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that her group would like to have a nice friendly meeting with the representatives of the world's biggest circus, The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Ledbetter said that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals would like to discuss some of the tricks that the circus trainers have trained the animals to perform.
She noted that she recently caught a performance of the world famous circus in Joplin, Missouri, and she could not believe that the monkeys were actually performing an act where they throw bananas at each other in a banana free-for-all.
Mrs. Ledbetter said that the audience was laughing and the monkeys were laughing and it's all nice fun until one of the monkeys gets his tail bruised.
She also noted that the elephants were forced to make a three elephant pyramid with the top elephant holding a roster in its trunk.
But the thing that really upset Mrs. Ledbetter was seeing two male lions forced to wear sexy dresses, high heels, and lipstick.
SIDENOTE: A spokesperson for Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey pointed out that the top elephant in the three-elephant pyramid was actually holding a mallard duck in its trunk and not a rooster.