Blog Entries Tagged as circus

  • Jul
  • 31

End of the Road for Animal Acts

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The trend is undeniable: The days of hauling animals around and hurting them in the name of entertainment are quickly coming to an end. Winnipeg is the latest municipality to slam the door shut on circuses using exotic animals. Mayor Sam Katz and the Winnipeg City Council made it clear that they will no longer tolerate circus cruelty .

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  • Oct
  • 29

I Was Never a Protester Until…

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Among the ways I help animals by writing letters —lots of them. My letters are directed to the editors of newspapers and magazines, and they voice my opinion about articles regarding animal rights issues. I write letters for many reasons. One of those reasons is that I am somewhat shy and introverted, and being an “armchair activist” seems …

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  • Apr
  • 2

Beaten Elephant Retired

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Earlier this week,  PETA’s blog  posted undercover video footage taken by London-based Animal Defenders International showing a handler who used a pitchfork and a club to viciously beat an elephant named Annie. When confronted with the video, the elephant’s owner, Bobby Roberts, wisely scrambled to save face by allowing Annie to retire from his “Super Circus” and spend the rest of her …

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  • Oct
  • 26

Victory! Ringling’s German Tour Canceled

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This post, written by Liz Graffeo, originally appeared on The PETA Files.

When our friends at PETA Germany found out that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was scheduled to tour throughout Germany this November, they immediately got to work brainstorming ways to get the tour stopped. Since many Germans aren’t familiar with the U.S.-based circus, PETA Germany staffers began educating people about Ringling’s abysmal track record …

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  • May
  • 20

Your Attention Please: How Can We Stop the Circus?

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Twenty years ago, when we first started protesting the abuse of animals in the circus, getting media attention was simple. Animal rights protests were so new that it only took a handful of us with protest signs to get interviews and coverage on all the local news stations. Over the years, we have had to get more and more creative in order to reach the …

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