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In Memory of Tyke

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the upsetting and completely surreal death of African circus elephant, Tyke. Tyke represents the lives of wild animals in circuses all around the world, and proves that animals are not ours to use for entertainment. 421 more words


Lake County Fair in Illinois Hosts Controversial Banana Derby

Paws Down!

To the Lake County Fair for contracting the Banana Derby.

In a recent news article regarding the Lake County Fair, residents have voiced concerns about the welfare and exploitation of the… 107 more words

Paws Up/Paws Down

They’re dying to entertain you

Since the tragic documentary ‘Blackfish’ was released, SeaWorld has become one of the most hated companies in America. Americans, and many people around the globe, have been outraged at SeaWorld’s… 178 more words

Late Night Cruelty with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is my favourite TV talk show. I always jump on Youtube to watch recent episodes and have a good laugh. However, recently I came across an episode (video below) featuring a segment that made me terribly uneasy –Jeff Musial the ‘animal expert’. 190 more words

Animal Cruelty

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

All photos from the Creative commons.

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