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PETA Sues Circus CEO

The fact that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) aren't big circus goers isn't news. However, in a recent suit, the organization's grievances against Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows Inc. aren't about animal abuse; they're about espionage.

PETA brought suit Feb. 17 against Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. PETA's lawsuit alleges that Feld and his operatives, including a former head of covert operations for the CIA, used misrepresentation, illegal electronic surveillance and stolen PETA documents as part of a conspiracy designed to destroy PETA and other animal-protection organizations.

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