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7 Reasons Elephants Can’t Wait Three More Years

Ringling Bros. announced that it will phase out elephant acts by 2018. Here’s why that’s too long to wait.

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Tregembo Zoo Is Tremendously Awful

A bear is left to suffer from a painful and likely blinding eye condition at North Carolina’s Tregembo Animal Park.

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Why Are the Feds Licensing Animal Abusers? © iStock.com/Sander Meertins

Why Are the Feds Licensing Animal Abusers?

Why bother having laws to protect animals if they aren’t enforced?

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Victory! Richmond, Virginia, Latest City to Ban Bullhooks

Thanks to the Richmond City Council and the city’s compassionate residents, soon elephants will no longer be subjected to abuse and deprivation as part of circus performances.

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Suspicious Elephant Death at Carson & Barnes Prompts PETA Complaint photo by Deborah Robinson

Suspicious Elephant Death at Carson & Barnes Prompts PETA Complaint

PETA wants authorities to investigate whether circus’ failure to provide adequate veterinary care to long-suffering elephant led to death.

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Top 8 Worst Circuses

It’s no surprise: Ringling is the worst of the worst.

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Sorry, Cole Bros. Circus, You’re Not Welcome Here

Pop the champagne corks: Another city comes down in favor of animals and against big-top bullies.

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Victory! Following PETA India Action, Animals Released From Grand Circus

Circus management agreed to relinquish 18 animals immediately for rehabilitation and to become an animal-free, human-only circus.

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No More Sick Elephants at the Circus!

Demand the USDA get with the times and adopt updated tuberculosis in elephants policies!


San Francisco Slams the Gate on Animal Acts ©iStock.com/alexsl

San Francisco Slams the Gate on Animal Acts

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a ban on all performances by wild and exotic animals.

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6 BIG Reasons Why Big Cats Don’t Belong in Circuses ©iStock.com/Arangan_A

6 BIG Reasons Why Big Cats Don’t Belong in Circuses

Just like elephants, big cats suffer when they are tormented and abused by circuses. The only difference is, for lions and tigers, there is no end in sight.

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PETA India Investigation Results in Freedom for Animals in Circuses

of elephants, birds, dogs, and other animals are rescued from two Indian circuses after the government withdraws their licenses.

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George Carden International Circus to Phase Out Elephant Acts

The George Carden International Circus joins Ringling in phasing out elephants and sets goal of 2019 to eliminate all elephant acts.

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A Must-See Film: ‘Tyke Elephant Outlaw’

Two decades after an elephant named Tyke was gunned down in Hawaii, a new documentary shows how far we’ve come and where we’re going regarding captive elephants.

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Roadside Zoos Are Epically Failing Animals © iStock.com/markrhiggins

Roadside Zoos Are Epically Failing Animals

Lost fingertips, chewed-off body parts, and fights to the death are all just part of another day for animals at these sleazy roadside zoos.

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