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History of Animals in the Circus
Since ancient times, circus animals have entertained people. In ancient Rome, visitors enjoyed watching chariot races and were amused when captive lions and bears were allowed to devour outlaws and criminals. It wasn't until the mid-1800s when American... More »
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus

The earliest involvement of animals in circus was just the display of exotic creatures in a menagerie. Going as far back as the early ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/wildlife-watch-ringling-circus-animal-welfare-photography

May 20, 2017 ... After 146 years Ringling circus is putting on its final show. Lawmakers may unite to take all traveling exotic animals off the road.

www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/circuses

Elephants, tigers, and other animals that circuses use to entertain audiences do not stand on their heads, jump through hoops, or balance on pedestals because  ...

www.peta.org/features/ringling

Thirty-six years of PETA protests against 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus—in which members and supporters revealed that animals ...

www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/animals-used-entertainment-factsheets/circuses-three-rings-abuse

Although some children dream of running away to join the circus, it is a safe bet that most animals forced to perform in circuses dream of running away from the ...

www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/animals-in-entertainment/circuses

LAST RINGLING SHOW ON EARTH!! Held in Uniondale, New York, Sunday 5/21 /17. LCA President & Founder Chris DeRose led a very special demonstration ...

www.cbsnews.com/news/ringling-bros-just-applied-to-ship-its-tigers-to-a-german-circus-and-animal-activists-are-outraged

May 26, 2017 ... Animal activists have been protesting Ringling Bros. for years with the intention of retiring these animals to a sanctuary, not another circus.

www.cbsnews.com/news/disturbing-footage-of-circus-animal-abuse-leads-to-widespread-reform

Mar 5, 2017 ... By secretly infiltrating circuses with hidden cameras, Animal Defenders International has helped protect and save the lives of wild animals ...

time.com/4638078/ringling-circus-animals-fate

Jan 18, 2017 ... Dozens of circus animals need new homes after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced the end of the show.