[VIDEO] Crouched In A Cage, Striped in Body Paint: TLC’s Chilli Protests Circus Animals in New PETA Ad

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Crouched inside a cage and wearing nothing but striped body paint, TLC’s Chilli has lent her celebrity for a provocative new PETA ad campaign, ‘Boycott the Circus’. The organizations latest campaign informs the public that tigers used by circuses are beaten into submission—and when they’re not “performing,” they’re locked away in cramped, filthy cages.

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Chilli explained:

There’s so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is a something that a lot of people don’t get to see. They’re being mean to them to make them do this trick .… And I think that everybody needs to be aware of what’s really going on. If you can raise awareness to something that’s important, such as this, then you should. Because I know for a fact that I would never want to be in a cage.

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Check out the campaign here.

Chilli joins a growing list of celebrities—including Alec Baldwin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Olivia Munn,Cloris Leachman, Sarah Silverman, and Edie Falco—who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against circuses that use animals.