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Ringling Bros Circus to CLOSE
Offbeat  (tags: animals, animal welfare, circus, culture, elephants abused, animal rights, lions, tigers )

Adeline
- 336 days ago - abcnews.go.com
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close forever in May. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.
6,000 People Sign RSPCA Petition Calling for a Ban on the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Wales, wild animals, petition, circus, RSPCA )

Scooby
- 802 days ago - m.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk
RSPCA Cymru is calling on the people of Bridgend to follow other communities across Wales and give a travelling show using wild animals a miss.
Animal Campaigners Want Siberian Tiger Caught Up in Circus Emergency to Be Health Checked By a Wild-Life Expert
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, circus, animal welfare, protection )

Cher
- 959 days ago - belfastlive.co.uk
An endangered Siberian tiger performing in a circus that was engulfed in smoke during a show, must be properly health checked, campaigners said today. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service assessed 30 people at the scene of a circus in Carrickfergus
New Documentary 'Tyke Elephant Outlaw', Poised to Be the Blackfish for Captive Elephants
Offbeat  (tags: animals, elephants, documentary, circus, cruelty )

Cher
- 975 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Tyke's story mirrors Tilikum's story in many ways. Tyke was a female circus elephant who was owned and used by Circus International in shows around the world in the 1990s. According to those who had interactions with Tyke, it was obvious that
Mexico Circus Ban 'Will Leave Thousands of Tigers, Elephants and Camels Homeless'
Offbeat  (tags: Circus, Mexico, animals, homeless, ban )

Scooby
- 1006 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
Thousands of exotic species such as camels, tigers and elephants are at risk of becoming homeless in Mexico as the country's new law banned the use of animals in circuses to tackle animal cruelty.
Sweet Victory! 3 Lions and 2 Monkeys Rescued From An Illegal Circus in Peru
Offbeat  (tags: animals, circus, suffering, rescued )

Cher
- 1009 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Peru officially outlawed the use of wild animals in circuses in 2011, however, illegal animal circuses continue to exist in the country. Animal Defenders International (ADI) has been working closely with the Peruvian government as well as local animal
Here's What Will Happen to the Ringling Circus Elephants When They Retire
Offbeat  (tags: Asian elephants, retires, ringling bros, circus, good news )

Scooby
- 1018 days ago - motherboard.vice.com
âEUR<After years of pressure from animal welfare groups, the public, and tightening animal cruelty laws, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced today it is phasing out its use of elephants in its traveling circus.
Lion Cub Was Starved By Spanish Circus Owners So He Would Stay 'Small and Cute' and Visitors Would Be More Likely to Want Their
Offbeat  (tags: Spanish, circus, lion, rescued, starved, picture )

Scooby
- 1027 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A tiny lion that was deliberately starved by circus workers so he would stay 'small and cute' for photographs has been rescued by vets.
Heartbreaking Pictures of a Terrified Circus Monkey Lay Bare China's Problem With Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: circus, circuses, china, animals, animal welfare, animal cruelty, monkey )

Scooby
- 1111 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Still chained to the tiny bicycle he is being forced to ride, a monkey cowers by a wall, shuddering as his trainer approaches wielding a whip.
The End of Animal Circuses: Amendments to Animal Welfare Act Pass Final Parliamentary Vote
Offbeat  (tags: Circus, animals, law, passed, Malta, good news, amendment, entertainment )

Scooby
- 1158 days ago - independent.com.mt
Parliament has approved a bill which prohibits the use of any animals in circuses in its third and final reading, putting an end to a practice that had grown increasingly controversial in past years.
The Agonizing Story of Nosey the Circus Elephant
Offbeat  (tags: Nosey, elephant, tortured, suffering, abused, circus, rides )

Julie
- 1193 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Karen Ess, an elephant activist wonders how many violations would it take for the USDA to revoke Liebel's license? As such, her main concern is that, Nosey's deteriorating health could trigger unpredictable behaviours, placing humans in harm's way.
Last Chain On Billie - How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top -GREAT READ!!!
Offbeat  (tags: Elephant, Billie, circus, big top, no more, story, saved, good news, animal welfare, animal advocates, saved, healing, No To Circus's! )

Julie
- 1240 days ago - us.macmillan.com
The compelling story of Billie's battle to reclaim her old self is a testament to the intelligence, emotional complexity and remarkable strength of all elephants, captive or free.
PEKING CIRCUS   video
Offbeat  (tags: amazing, circus, Peking, acrobats, culture )

Giana
- 1558 days ago - youtube.com
AMAZING VIDEO!
PETA Wants No Tigers at Shrine Circus Shows in Rexdale
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, circus )

Cher
- 1634 days ago - thestar.com
Circus manager says circus has been operating in Ontario for 30 years without being cited for poor treatment.
With New Ban, No More Lions and Tigers and Bears at Circuses
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, circus, ban )

Cher
- 1701 days ago - blogs.smithsonianmag.com
Lions, tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals will not longer star in circus shows in the UK, the Guardian reports. Instead, only domesticated animals such as ponies horses will leap through hoops and perform other circus tricks.
 

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