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Little Mix hope to give wings to Peta campaign against circus cruelty

Published 18/08/2015

Undated handout photo issued by Peta of the all-girl group Little Mix as they appear in the animal rights group ad campaign calling for the end of wild animals in circuses.
Undated handout photo issued by Peta of the all-girl group Little Mix as they appear in the animal rights group ad campaign calling for the end of wild animals in circuses.

Little Mix have joined forces with animal rights group Peta in a bid to end the suffering of animals in circuses.

The girl group star in a new ad campaign photo that features the wording: Shackled, Beaten And Depressed. Get Wild Animals Out Of The Circus!.

In the black and white photo, the girls are pictured with heavy chains, and two of them seated on a circus-like pedestal.

"We were shocked to learn that wild animals are still suffering in circuses.

"Animals don't jump through rings of fire for fun, they do so out of fear, and it's time to ban this so-called form of entertainment once and for all," said Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

"There's no reason why animals should still be suffering in circuses, and we hope that by posing for this ad, we'll be doing our bit to help ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

"We hope, too, that our fans will join us in supporting Peta's campaign to end this cruelty."

Peta director Mimi Bekhechi added: "Peta and Little Mix are calling on the new Government to listen to the will of the people and allow only circuses that feature willing human performers."

Other celebrities like Simon Cowell, Tom Hardy, Alexandra Burke and more have all worked with Peta to promote kindness to animals.

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