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Circus Animals

The Changing Business of Animal Exploitation

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

However, these changes don't happen without the efforts of committed and compassionate citizens across the country. Their voices--when raised in unison, with authority, and with fearlessness--can effect change most significantly.

Epic Animal Rescue Returns Lions to Africa

Julia Orr | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

Copyright: Animal Defenders International/Rey - as he was in a Peruvian circus There have been some truly wonderful stories of animal rescues, such a...

Ringling Bros Elephants Are Officially Retired

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green

Elephants at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are officially retired. The last of the group's performing elephants made their final appea...

This Is Why You Shouldn't Go To The Circus

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green

This is the depressing truth behind the greatest show on Earth....

Hawaii Moves To Ban Wild Performing Animals

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Science

Hawaii likely will become the first U.S. state to ban the use of elephants, bears and other exotic wild animals for entertainment purposes. The Hawaii...

The Circus Wonder Woman

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Adrielle Alves had a secret. A secret she'd been clinging to since joining Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey approximately four years earlier. Initially, she was hired to perform alongside the featured flying trapeze ensemble.

The Last Ringmaster

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

As both a ringmaster and a man, it is all at once awe-inspiring and humbling to look upon the enormity of a life such as Col. John Herriott's. A steep standard he has left, and it is well worth the ascent. In circus, we never say "goodbye," rather we say "see you down the road."

Elephants Hit the Bricks

Michael Levin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy
Michael Levin

"I'm an elephant." "I can see that." "I just got notice I'll be out of work."

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Remembering Tyke, The Rebellious Circus Elephant, And Her Tragic Death

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

Mention “Tyke the elephant” to anyone who lived in Honolulu 20 years ago and chances are they’ll shake their head and talk about what a dark mom...

Those Fabulous Animals

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I learned two things upon joining The Greatest Show On Earth over 15 years ago. 1) Top billing belongs to the four-legged mammals and 2) circus at its purest is a celebration of living things at their utmost.

Not Born to Perform

Jill Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

Monkeys are dressed in garish clothes and smacked by trainers before they reluctantly ride bikes or horses. Bears wear brightly colored skirts and are forced to stand and skip with ropes, before being punched -- hard in the face -- when they fail.

David Moye

Lion Training Tip: Beware The Spray Of Urine | David Moye | Posted 09.03.2012 | Weird News

Training a lion or a tiger begins with a simple rule: Keep out of the line of fire when the animals urinate. Alexander Lacey, the big cat trainer f...

Should Parents Take Their Children To The Circus?

Posted 08.09.2012 | Green

Should parents take their children to the circus? While going to the circus may be a favorite pastime for many adults, animal abuse allegations hav...

V.I.PEED: Circus Tiger Urinates On Wealthy Patrons

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.16.2012 | Weird News

Tigers are known for their ferocious teeth, loud roars, and great strength, but for those who see them in captivity, their most threatening feature ma...

Kathleen Miles

Throngs In LA Will Protest THIS | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Families going to the circus in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday will have to walk past throngs of protesters, some with graphic photos of alleged anima...

Video Shows North Korean Bears And Monkeys Reportedly Forced To Roller Skate, Jump Rope

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green

Footage covertly filmed by the Sun during a one-week stay in North Korea shows bears and monkeys being forced to perform tricks in gaudy costumes at a...

Hayley Miller

Bob Barker Fighting For New Bill To Stop 'Heartbreaking' Treatment Of Circus Animals | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barker doesn't think "The Greatest Show On Earth" is great for animals, and he made his case Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The form...