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It Doesn't Take More than a Mini-Brain

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 03.22.2017 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

What a strange time we live in. I know I'm having a peaceful moment when I can actually find the time to read the paper. And, I recently came across an article that I literally had to read twice because I couldn't believe my eyes.

A Berlin Wall Moment for Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's surely one of the biggest announcements of the modern era in animal protection: Ringling Bros. has announced that it will cease its use of elephants in its traveling circus. Get the confetti and streamers. Grab the kids and the dog. Put on the party hat. Head over to the parade. Jump on what remains of the fallen wall and raise your arms.

Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephant Acts

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.05.2015 | Green

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, one of the United States' most famous circus companies, will eliminate elephants from its shows in the coming year...

The Old Man, The Impresario and the Making of a Circus Icon

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Much like the great Sammy Davis, Jr., the unicycle ensemble from the South Bronx beat the naysayers and racists, as well as the pitfalls of their neighborhood with their talent. They achieved this while breaking down barriers and leaving a smooth trail of unicycle tracks for others, like myself, to follow.

The Circus Is in Town. Hurrah?

Jay Weston | Posted 09.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Yes, I am still bothered by the use of animals in the circus, but then again I can't envision a circus which is animal-free, no horses, dogs, elephants or tigers. This circus uses lots of rabbits and a snake as well as the above.

LOOK: Rookie Of The Year At Ringling Bros.

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When he's not busy helping the Redskins win their first division title in over a decade, earning Rookie of the Year honors or surprising...

Edie Falco's Latest Role: Circus Protester

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

If elephants were her patients, the "Nurse Jackie" star would take them out of the circus. In a new ad for PETA, actress Edie Falco urges parents t...

LOOK: Elephants Walking Through Downtown D.C.

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Elephants on parade! The annual tradition of actual elephants in an actual parade comes to D.C. next Tuesday night. Children of all ...

City Moves To Ban Circus Elephants

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 01.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles took a step this week to potentially ban elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and other traveling circus shows. The cit...

PHOTOS: Amazing Photos From American Circus History

Posted 10.12.2012 | Home

Roll up, roll up! We love a great circus, and Yale University Press and the Bard Graduate Center would like to invite you all to the big top via t...

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...

Cruelest Show On Earth?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Miami

The Greatest Show on Earth is in town at the American Airlines Arena, but not everyone is pleased that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus i...

Miami Weekend Guide: Hipster Cruises To TattooLaPaloozas

Posted 01.06.2012 | Miami

Miami City Ballet Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $19 to $169 See the world premiere o...

Ringling Bros. Agree To Pay Fine For Allegedly Violating Animal Welfare Act

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

Life's no circus for the Ringling Brothers these days. The USDA announced Monday that an agreement was reached where Feld Entertainment, Inc., doi...

On the Matter of Elephant Rights

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roseanne Colletti

Would you feel differently about circus animals doing back flips or dancing on cue if you knew they were being hit with a bull hook or struck with a whip?

Ringling Bros. Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Employees Caught On Tape Beating Animals

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PETA has released a new video documenting what the animal rights organization deems abuse of elephants by workers for Ringling Bros. circus. The video...

The Saddest Show on Earth

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

It takes a lot to get circusgoers to see beyond the headdresses and glitter to that metal-tipped bullhook sinking into an elephant's soft flesh behind her ears and knees.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Coney Island, Brooklyn

NY Metro Parents. | NY Metro Parents | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the first time ever, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have set up their big top on the Coney Island boardwalk!...

Reckoning at Ringling Bros.

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leslie Griffith

Buying his way out of trouble is a way of life for Ken Feld, but this time, he just may be trapped. These animal rights people are not clowning around!

The Circus: Saddest Show on Earth?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

My kids and I recently went to the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus at New Jersey's Izod Center. One thing I didn't expect was a group of anti-circus protesters, shouting gory details of animal torture and holding crude signs.