Edie Falco would like to whack the practice of putting elephants to work in the circus.
In a brand-new video for PETA, the former Sopranos star pleads with New York parents not to take their children to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which comes to Brooklyn's Barclay Center this week.
As the reason, Falco cites the cruel treatment captive elephants allegedly receive at the hands of circus trainers while being trained for performances.
"Mother elephants in the circus cannot help their babies, but we can," says Falco. "Never take your children to the circus. Let's teach our children to respect and show compassion for all beings—both human and animal."