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Circus Animals

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.

Chinese Circus Canceled After Citizens Call For Boycott

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese circus featuring animal performances was canceled after citizens called for a boycott and tipped off authorities, in what a...

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...

New Homes Needed For Dozens Of Circus Animals

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — She could have lived till 40 in the wild, where the average life span of a lion is double that in captivity. But Maiza is ...