Jada Pinkett Smith wrote a letter to the mayor of her hometown Baltimore, on behalf of PeTA advocating for elephants, urging the Mayor to make sure the Ringling Bros. Circus complies with the Baltimore ban on bull hooks.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was less than impressed...
Jada's letter read in part,
“Unlike me and other actors, elephants do not choose to perform. These endangered elephants will soon be in your jurisdiction. My friends at PETA and I join animal advocates across the state in asking for your leadership in holding Ringling accountable and requiring the circus to comply with Baltimore’s absolute prohibition of the use of devices such as bullhooks.”Yeah well, Mayor Stephanie has reached out to Jada in the past with no response and told a local TV station,
“We’ve reached out about homelessness, about school issues. I would have loved to gotten some feedback, support or concern about those issues that are very pressing to the city,”and went on to say she's liked the circus every since she was a little girl and couldn't wait to take her daughter. Ouch.