Friday, May 16, 2008 at 05:45PM
Dodd Vickers in magician
Recent information regarding Criss Angel's new Cirque De Soleil show "Believe" which seem to suggest that he'll be using live animals in his show has already begun to stir the ire of PETA. According to Lisa Wathne, captive exotic animal specialist for PETA: "We have regularly received complaints about Criss Angel using animals. It is very disturbing that Cirque would consider allowing animals in any of its shows. Cirque's fantastic exhibitions and sold out shows are proof that the public has lost interest in performing animals and the inclusion of an animal act is only going to taint Cirque's reputation." A recent update from the LA Times Vegas reporter states:  I have heard back from a spokesperson for Criss Angel who e-mails: "There are no live rabbits in this show." Still, left unclear is if there will be any other animals used in the show. I've written back asking for clarification. But the message added: "All other details will be announced in the coming months or once we unveil the show."
Article originally appeared on The Magic Newswire (
See website for complete article licensing information.