In a daring ad campaign, TLC’s Chilli strips down as a caged tiger to stand up against the abuse of circus animals.
“Crouched inside a cage and wearing nothing but striped bodypaint….the star of the provocative new ad campaign for PETA demands, “Boycott the Circus,” makes bold and very effective statement, we must ad.
The ad speaks out against tigers being used by circuses and beaten into submission. It also addresses the inhumane treatment the animals face when not “performing”. They’re locked away in cramped, filthy cages.
“There’s so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is a something that a lot of people don’t get to see,” Chilli explained in an exclusive PETA interview. “They’re being mean to them to make them do this trick .… And I think that everybody needs to be aware of what’s really going on.”