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I became very critical of zoos and circuses and keeping animals in captivity. I wish it was against the law.
Mexico City has become the latest place in Mexico to ban the use of animals in circuses. The city council voted overwhelmingly for the prohibition, which carries fines of $45,000 to $60,000.
Alternattiva Demokratika meet junior minister for animal welfare and present proposals on the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses. Green Party officials today met the parliamentary secretary for animal welfare, Roderick Galdes, to present their proposals concerning animals and circuses.
Based on sworn affidavits from numerous people who report witnessing handlers with the notoriously cruel Kelly Miller Circus whipping and striking animals during its recent tour of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey—including a June 17 ...
Circuses will be banned from using wild animals, the government announced. From December 2015 only dogs, cats, rabbits and other “domesticated” animals in Britain will be allowed in travelling circuses. The announcement follows mounting pressure on the ...
Animal rights groups that sued the producer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will have to pay attorney fees, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington, D.C., did not yet decide how much is owed, the National Law Journal reports. The circus ...
A traveling circus is defending its decision to visit Stanton this week despite a call from animal rights group urging the public to boycott the event. Circus Mondao has pitched up camp behind The White Horse, in Woodland Road, ready for its first night on Wednesday – however animal rights ...
The use of animals in entertainment has already been restricted or banned in cities across the U.S. and in countries worldwide. For instance, Bolivia, Greece, Israel, Peru, and Sweden have banned the use of all animals in circuses, and Britain has prohibited the use of wild animals in traveling circuses.
The tricks that animals are forced to perform, night after night, are frightening, unnatural, and even painful. Standard circus industry practice is to use bull hooks and other objects to poke, prod, strike, shock, and hit animals in order to “train” them — although this may not be what’s seen ...
Using animals in circuses is an unnecessary and inhumane practice that's harmful to both the animals and the public. Unlike the human performers who choose to work in circuses, exotic animals are forced to take part in the show. They are involuntary actors in a degrading, unnatural spectacle.
The inherent cruelty of traveling almost every week a year, forced separation of herds and babies, being chained while not performing, restrictive caging, and coercive training methods are just a few of the reasons why the MSPCA opposes the use of wild animals in circuses.
Although the issues regarding circus cruelty have gained much-needed attention in recent years, circus animals still suffer from lives of confinement, social deprivation and violent methods of training. In many circuses, animals are trained through the use of intimidation and physical abuse.
Behind the bright lights and colorful costumes, the Ringling Bros. circus is hiding a cruel, dark truth. Ringling doesn't want you to know what really happens to the animals who are forced to perform in its acts, but this infographic exposes some of the circus's abuses.
Compiled by Circus Watch WA.
Imagine if you had to walk to work every day while suffering from a debilitating medical condition that caused your joints to ache and your feet to throb. At work, you'd be kept on your feet constantly and forced to ...
Have the Westminster Government broken their promise to ban wild animals in circuses by 2015? Under new Regulations, animals could still be suffering in travelling circuses until 2020. But this can't be right can it? We were promised a ban ...
Hibernation is a luxury that bear Masha can only dream of. She does not have rest even in retirement after many years of service in a circus. The former actress has to play a new role of a live bait for hunting dogs. And this role is the one unto ...
Target: Bolshoi Director Vyacheslav Polunin, ECA - European Circus association, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev.
Brian Boswell's Circus needs to be stopped. Year after year they drag those animals around Southern Africa.
Thousands of wild animals are used worldwide in circuses to perform demeaning and unnatural tricks to entertain the public.
No entertainment is worth such cruelty. Tell the US government to keep animals out of the circus.
With this petition we would like to call upon the Maltese Authorities to refrain from allowing the animal circus to perform this December.
We write to you out of concern for the wellbeing of dolphins, a protected species both on worldwide level and in your country under the national biodiversity law Nr 5, 1990.
We, the undersigned, call on the Government, the Animal Health Welfare Bill Section to eliminate the cruelty and exploitation of animals to perform for amusement and entertainment.
FAQs, campaigns, protests, photos, more.
Successful campaign to keep animals out of circuses in Los Angeles. Facts, photos, actions.
FAQs, news, updates, campaigns. Western Australia (WA).
Factsheets, photos, celebrity support, etc. Organized by PETA.
Inspection reports and other documents about the George Garden Circus.
Facts, photos, lawsuit, action campaigns.
Photos, news, video, campaigns, factsheets, etc.
Petitions, news, protests, factsheets, pictures, and more. Facebook page.
Circus calendar, factsheets, downloadable posters, links to groups and information, how to start a protest, etc. Click here for its Facebook page.
Since 1984, The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades.
After ten-year-old Hastin’s family borrows money to pay for his sister’s hospital bill, he leaves his village in northern India to take a job as an elephant keeper and work off the debt. He thinks it will be an adventure, but he isn’t prepared for the cruel circus owner. The ...
In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it really happened, and many historical forces conspired to bring Topsy, Thomas Edison, and those 6600 volts of ...