UPDATE: We've picked a winner! Check out who won on our blog.
Animal abuse isn't entertainment—and in 2010, we think that everyone can find more entertaining things to do than watching frightened elephants and other animals perform meaningless and unnatural tricks out of fear of being beaten. Check out some PETA and PETA Foundation staffers showing you why human tricks are way better than paying for elephants to be abused in order to perform their "tricks."
Got a trick up your sleeve? Have any hidden talents? Do anything silly and entertaining? Show us your amazing and ridiculous human tricks (keep it safe, people!), and you'll be entered to win an all-expenses-paid trip* for yourself and a legal guardian to Las Vegas to see Cirque du Soleil's "Mystère"—an exciting, vibrant show that "combines powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery"—no animals included, of course!
Want to win?
- Check out the video above for examples of some great human tricks, and then show off yours in a video! Be sure to state your name and why you won't go to any circus that uses animals.
- Upload your video to to our new contest page here: YouTube/ShowUsYourTricks so that millions of people can see why YOU don't support cruel circuses. Be sure to tag it well (hint: circus, peta2, and "elephants never forget" are all good choices) and promote it! Encourage your friends to rate your video with a "thumbs up."
- E-mail [email protected] with a link to your video to enter!
Eligibility Requirements: This contest is only open to U.S. residents between the ages of 13 and 21. The winner must be willing and available to travel between September 1, 2010, and October 15, 2010. To enter, you must create and upload your video to Youtube.com/ShowUsYourTricks and email a notification of the upload to [email protected] (titled “Stupid Human Tricks Contest”). Eligible videos must include a statement explaining why contestants will not attend circuses featuring animals. Show us your most ridiculous, amazing, and creative human tricks, and urge your friends to give you a "thumbs up" to help prove to us that you should be crowned the winner! Everyone who sends us a video will receive 1,000 Street Team points. All entries must be submitted by August 23, 2010, and a winner will be chosen by peta2 and notified by August 27, 2010.
*Prize includes the following: two round-trip coach airline tickets for winner and legal guardian from anywhere in the continental United States (PETA will cover the cost of vegan meals in-flight if booked flights offer the option to purchase) to Las Vegas, Nevada; two tickets to Cirque du Soleil's "Mystère" show at Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas; one night in a five-star hotel room in Las Vegas and transportation to and from the show as well as to and from the airport. Prize does not cover meals, snacks, or drinks or any other costs related to activities not listed here. Approximate retail value is $2,000.
Please Note: "Mystère" and "Cirque du Soleil" are registered trademarks of Creations Meandres Inc. Creations Meandres Inc. is not affiliated with PETA, nor does it endorse, sponsor, or otherwise support this promotion.