AUGUST 20, 2004 - Posted at 4:23 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man who is not exactly a fan of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plans a counter-demonstration to Tuesday's scheduled PETA protest of the treatment of animals by the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus company.
PETA activist Brandi Valladolid plans to be "crouched in a cage, wearing nothing but shackles" Tuesday at noon on the lawn of the Craighead County Courthouse. Valladolid claims Ringling Brothers mistreats its circus animals. Circus performances by Ringling Brothers are set for August 27-29 at the ASU Convocation Center.