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Mere minutes before the start of last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, Councilwoman Lorri Galloway’s colleagues learned she would pull her proposed ordinance to ban circus animals from city soil. Her target was Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has the temerity to entertain children and their parents with exotic animals like elephants and tigers, all while making…wait for it…a profit!

Councilwoman Galloway explained that those who had urged her to introduce the ordinance – animal rights organization like PETA – had asked her to pull it. While there’s no reason to doubt that is true, it doesn’t answer the question of why PETA would want it pulled.

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