Published January 12, 2010
An animal-rights group says it is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of First Lady Michelle Obama without her permission.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals used photos of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur campaign because the First Lady does not wear fur. But they never received authorization from her to use her image.
PETA says the elephants are abused and wrote to the White House Tuesday urging it to repudiate the circus' use of Baby Barack.
Vienna-based Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, says its elephants are well cared for and using the name Barack is intended as an honor.