Archive for the 'Circus' Category
This gurl isn't Foxing around!
Sarah Sidie Jorja Fox is taking a hardline against elephant abuse in circuses.
In the video (above) she shows viewers a bullhook, a very painful tool used to make elephants do tricks. She talks of Krissy, a gentle giant stolen from Africa to be used in the circus.
Fox explains why she's behind this cause:
Looks like a circus may be busted after not being so kind to their elephants!
After two complaints from PETA, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has filed formal charges against Cole Bros. Circus due to the lack of physical safety and psychological well-being of two elephants.
PETA claimed that Tina and Jewell were forced to travel and perform despite being underweight by HUNDREDS of pounds.
The USDA has filed over 10 charges against the circus and have confiscated both elephants.
The charges include:
Someone just got tired of life in showbiz! HA!
An elephant breaks free of the circus in Ireland and makes a run for it. This does not bode well for property or people!
Check out the big guy try to make it back to the wild (above). It's going to take A LOT of manpower to stop this elephant!
PETA QUICK TIPS: Cruelty-Free Circuses
An animal-free circus is a cruelty-free circus!
PETA explains how they are even better because there's no animal abuse but just as much wonderment and thrills as ever.
Olivia Munn is a big animal lover and activist. She even stripped down for a PETA billboard calling for circus boycotts.
Now she has taken to twitter to support a bill that calls for a ban on exotic animals in traveling circuses.
"THIS would be THE PERFECT way to start 2012"
Then she shared a link to an article about the bill.
The bill would add to the Animal Welfare Act and restrict the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses.
The Rep. who introduced the bill to Congress last November said:
Paul McCartney has joined up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to put an end to circus acts that use wild animals.
"I hate to see wild animals in circuses… It is heartbreaking to see these poor animals confined in small cages and carted around the country with little respect for their welfare and well-being.
I have made my feelings known previously on this subject and I believe an outright ban is long overdue."
We would have to agree.
The CEO of ADI said:
"We are very grateful to Sir Paul for supporting our campaign and helping to highlight the plight of wild animals currently languishing in UK circuses during this crucial time…
Let’s make Anne the elephant symbolic of a UK ban and ban the use of wild animals in circuses for good."
Anne is a circus elephant who was seen being abused by her owners on an undercover video, obtained by the ADI.
Apparently, in the UK, 3 in 4 people support the ban on circus animals.
This is the British equivalent of the American initiative, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, led by the ADI, Bob Barker and Jorja Fox.
[Image via WENN.]