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Circuses as Conservationist Organizations? (Written for The Ecotone Exchange)

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This week, Feld Entertainment announced that the thirteen elephants now traveling with the three Ringling Bros. Circus units will be retired in 2018. 570 more words

Maymie Higgins

Greyhounds: Racing to the death

I first heard about dog racing in college, when a woman introduced me to her retired racing greyhound. I didn’t know how cruel the industry is until she explained some of the details. 348 more words


Weekend To-Do (Good) List: Circus Edition!!!

As you probably know, Ringling Bros.’ parent company made the startling announcement this week that they will be ending all elephant performances by 2018. We all celebrate this victory after years of petitioning, protesting, and increasing public awareness. 537 more words

Animals in Entertainment Friday: Best and Worst Circus Elephant Links

All the links* about yesterday’s exciting news in one place! Including the ones that quote the Alliance! And ranked for how animal rights-friendly they are! h/t to Melissa Tedrowe of HSUS-WI who is a linkmaster EXTRAORDINAIRE… 1,844 more words

Animals In Entertainment

Real Change Doesn't Sound Like This

Today there was a mostly good news story that the famous Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is “phasing out” the use of elephants from their shows.  991 more words

In The News

Quick Hit: Ringling Bros Removes Elephant Acts Due to Animal Welfare Concerns

As is probably indicative of my friend group, I’ve been emailed this article by at least five different people. But THIS IS SO EXCITING!

The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018.

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Animals In Entertainment

The Lion Whisperer and the Best Way to Love Wild Animals

(h/t to Dawnwatch. Click here to send a thank you to CBS.)

If you have 15 minutes free today, I recommend 60 Minutes’ segment on… 830 more words