An escaped circus tiger is shot. Chaos erupts for 14 big cats and countless humans
Suzy, a 6-year-old Siberian tiger who starred in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus before it folded in May, escaped from a convoy of trucks carrying seven tigers, six lions and one leopard - from Florida to Memphis International Airport. Suzy was shot and killed by police in McDonough, Georgia.
Exotic animal shows banned in Portland
PORTLAND (WGME) -- City councilors in Portland have voted to ban wild or exotic traveling animal acts from coming to Portland.Animal rights advocates rallied at city hall in Portland to encourage city councilors to ban wild and exotic animal traveling acts
Baltimore County Considering Legislation To Ban Circus Acts With Wild, Exotic Animals
Baltimore County and Montgomery County councils are considering legislation that would ban circus acts with wild and exotic animals. Sixth District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins has introduced a bill t…
Baltimore County Weighs Ban on Circus Animals
Even as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has gone out of business, due in part to pressure from animal-rights activists, smaller circuses still criss-cross the country with lions, bears, elephants and other exotic animals. Now two Maryland counties are considering banning traveling
Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act | Animal Welfare Institute
The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA), introduced by Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Raúl Grijalva (D-NM), prohibits the use of exotic animals in traveling shows.
Time to ban animal acts
In the wild, elephants roam in large social herds for miles per day, eat fresh vegetation and bathe in mud holes. In circuses, they live lives of confinement, shackled in boxcars, fed bland diets of hay and denied everything natural to them. They travel in weather extremes that are unsafe and unnatural to them. Taking elephants from the wild to perform in circuses …
WTH?! Ringling Bros. Wants to Sell Their Retired Tigers to a German Circus - Let's Stop This!
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service pre-published notice that Feld Entertainment, the multi-billion dollar parent corporation of the recently shuttered Ringling Bros. Circus, is applying for an Endangered Species Act permit to export eight tigers back to a circus in Germany.
Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. Many of Ringling's employees are second, third and even fourth-generation circus performers, while others met their spouses while touring. Over the years, animal rights activists had targeted Ringling, saying that forcing animals to perform and transporting them around the country amounted to abuse. Ringling's parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced in January it would close the show, citing declining attendance and high operating costs. Earlier Sunday, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past. [...] though, Feld executives said they knew the circus couldn't compete with iPhones, the internet, video games and massively branded and carefully marketed characters.