Animal protection organization PETA is well known for their campaigns against wearing Fur, stating that they oppose animal cruelty and promote a vegan lifestyle. Some of the most prominent representatives of the organization include actresses Pamela Anderson, designer Harald Glööckler, and many influencers.
PETA has recently made headlines in the USA with a letter addressed to the largest manufacturer of carousels, demanding that children should no longer ride on animals such as horses, dolphins, or elephants in amusement parks. The organization believes that this encourages the use of animals for pleasure, which they oppose. Instead, they suggest using cars, planes, excavators, or spaceships in carousels, or even more magical objects such as shooting stars, rainbows, or witches’ brooms.
The organization argues that children would learn through play to have respect and compassion for living and sentient beings by adopting these changes in carousel design. Therefore, PETA is calling on all carousel manufacturers to “slam the brakes on old-fashioned animal-themed rides and adopt designs that inspire children’s creativity and promote humanity.”