Wow, how times have changed!
Circus News Archive
Noah Cyrus might only be 13, but she's already looking to make a difference!
The animal-loving teen has teamed up with PETA Kids in hopes of raising awareness of the abuse and poor conditions performing animals endure in the circus.
Noah took action when she saw Ringling Bros. was coming to her hometown of Nashville, and she wrote a letter to the school board urging them to avoid any field trips to the traveling circus!
Remember Serge the llama??
We previously mentioned he was kidnapped by drunk teens in France and taken on a train ride.
Since his wild ride, Serge has become a bit of a celebrity!
His hometown of Bordeaux has embraced his stardom and are celebrating their famous llama whenever they can.
This past Sunday, Serge got the chance to meet with the Bordeaux Boxers, an ice hockey team.
The team was glad to welcome the famous llama into their locker room and even posed for some pictures with the cutie llama.
Serge is getting to do all the ahmayzing things he's ever wanted to do but couldn't because he's a llama.
Just earlier that day Serge had visited Stade Chaban-Delmas stadium before his home team FC Girondins de Bordeaux's played the FC Nantes.
Way to take a kidnapping (llamanapping?) and turn it into something positive!
Serge, you are just too cute for words.
[Image via Abaca USA.]
This is ridiculous and bordering on animal cruelty!
Drunk teens in France stole an 8-year-old llama named Serge from a Franco-Italian circus in Bordeaux, France early Thursday morning.
The idiots had just stumbled out of a nightclub before stealing the animal.
They eventually took the llama onto a tram stop where they hopped on a train.
After changing trains, they were eventually caught by the cops and arrested.
Serge the llama has reunited with his owners, so hopefully he's happy and healthy back home.
Those fools are lucky no one, including Serge, got hurt!
Check out the video (above) to see the thieves walking around with their llama.
Believe it or not, China regulations ban animal performances in circuses.
Though that doesn't stop illegal circuses from still having them.
The Jinan Animal Carnival Festival had promotional materials that made it look like there were fire juggling bears, goat riding monkeys and tigers riding horses.
That all sounds ahmayzing for a cartoon or something but ridiculously dangerous and cruel in real life.
Animal rights activists estimate that hundreds of these illegal performances go on each year!
A member of an animal protection group in Asia that's been documenting the use of animals in shows said:
Viola Davis is really good at playing strong women in film.
We're starting to realize it's possible she's so good at acting those parts because she IS a strong woman in real life!
On behalf of PETA, the award winning actress wrote to the Senator Susan Sosnowski of Rhode Island, and urged her to end the maltreatment of elephants that travel with some circuses.
Here's some of what she said:
If you're in the southwestern part of Ohio, and you see a large monkey running around - don't worry, you're not tripping. In all likelihood the monkey is totally real.
Because in fact a large monkey was reported to have escaped from a train carrying circus animals from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
But a monkey wasn't the only one to escape from the circus - apparently a huge lion escaped, as well.
What?!?!?! Can't a girl just stretch her legs every once in awhile?
The Ramos Bros. Circus is in Glendale, CA and it seems like one of their camels wasn't feeling the stage for a few minutes.
Atula, a four year old camel delight, did not like the fact that a new trainer was putting on her harness, and according to the Ramos Bros., Atula is the type of woman that lets you know what's on her mind!
So the babe took a walk, then a job, then a GALLOP across Kim K's neighborhood!!!!!!
Ch-ch-check it outtt (above)!!
Ok, so maybe Atula didn't run thru her yard…she actually only went to the gas station across the street.
She just wanted some treats, we SWEAR! LOLz!