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09

Jun


 The cat circus is coming to town  



Chicago’s Amazing Acro-Cats are on tour! They’re not just wow-ing audiences with their tricks — they’re also spreading a message about pet adoption.
Chicago’s Amazing Acro-Cats are on tour! They’re not just wow-ing audiences with their tricks — they’re also spreading a message about pet adoption.

03

Apr

The cat circus is coming to town
Chicago’s Amazing Acro-Cats are on tour! They’re not just wow-ing audiences with their tricks — they’re also spreading a message about pet adoption.

The cat circus is coming to town

Chicago’s Amazing Acro-Cats are on tour! They’re not just wow-ing audiences with their tricks — they’re also spreading a message about pet adoption.

28

Dec


 Los Angeles considers ban on circus elephants 



The move would block the Ringling Brothers circus from bringing their popular pachyderms to the city.
The move would block the Ringling Brothers circus from bringing their popular pachyderms to the city.

16

Feb

Bullhooks used on circus elephants in Atlanta despite county banFulton County banned bullhooks in June, but a superior court judge overruled the ban for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Bullhooks are tools with long handles and a sharp hook at one end that allows trainers to apply varying degrees of pressure to sensitive spots on an elephant’s body. Circuses say the tools are necessary for the safe handling of elephants, but critics say bullhooks are harmful to the animals.

Bullhooks used on circus elephants in Atlanta despite county ban
Fulton County banned bullhooks in June, but a superior court judge overruled the ban for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Bullhooks are tools with long handles and a sharp hook at one end that allows trainers to apply varying degrees of pressure to sensitive spots on an elephant’s body. Circuses say the tools are necessary for the safe handling of elephants, but critics say bullhooks are harmful to the animals.

29

Nov

Ringling circus settles USDA charges on animal careThe owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has agreed to pay a $270,000 fine to settle charges it violated federal animal welfare laws.

Ringling circus settles USDA charges on animal care
The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has agreed to pay a $270,000 fine to settle charges it violated federal animal welfare laws.

14

Nov

U.S. circuses circle their wagons against elephants lawCircuses are fighting a proposed law that would ban using elephants under the big top, a tradition that animal rights activists say causes suffering.

U.S. circuses circle their wagons against elephants law
Circuses are fighting a proposed law that would ban using elephants under the big top, a tradition that animal rights activists say causes suffering.

12

Aug

Should Nik Wallenda be allowed to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope?The high-wire act would be the first in more than a century — if government officials let him do it.

Should Nik Wallenda be allowed to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope?
The high-wire act would be the first in more than a century — if government officials let him do it.