PETA Statement Response:The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new collection of Forever stamps showcasing vintage circus posters from the early 18th century. For more than 250 years, the circus has provided amusement for millions of families and children, creating fond memories generation after generation and an economic boost in every town it entertained.
While we hope to celebrate the positive contributions of the circus, the Postal Service respects the rights of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA and supports their worthy causes to ensure ethical and humane treatment of animals.
Just a few years ago, the Postal Service worked together with the Humane Society of America, Petfinder.com and the American Humane Association to release The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative stamps to raise awareness of the importance of adopting companion animals from shelters to help prevent the senseless euthanizing of millions of animals every year.The Postal Service is always seeking strong ideas for stamps that may prove popular with the public, and we are committed to topics that promote the well-being and humane treatment of all animals.