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Just Stop Hurting Elephants

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Despite our profound love for elephants and amazement at their very existence, humans have a unique, inexplicable capacity to bring pain and suffering to individual elephants as we simultaneously engage in behaviors that hasten their demise in the wild.

Bringing the Greatest Show on Earth to Our Heroes

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

My first experience with the USO was during my brief hiatus from The Greatest Show On Earth. I was embarking on a career in theater, film, television ...

The Elephant's No Longer in the Room: Four Lessons Animal Rights Groups, Zoos and Circuses can Learn From the Shift at Ringling Brothers

Bill Shireman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Bill Shireman

Continuing to demonize animal venues would be a sell-out of the movement's higher mission. Circuses and zoos can be among the strongest and most effective allies for animal protection, if we mix pressure with praise, and collaborate with integrity.

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.

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...

Circus Group To Get Millions After Elephant Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green

A decade-long legal battle is finally coming to a close after the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) agreed to pay the ...

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...