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USDA: Stop Protecting Animal Abusers and Enforce the Law!

USDA: Stop Protecting Animal Abusers and Enforce the Law!

We need you to urge Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to ensure that the USDA starts taking meaningful enforcement action that protects animals and not their abusers!


Tiger Trainer With UniverSoul in Trouble With the Law—Again

Tiger Trainer With UniverSoul in Trouble With the Law—Again

Mitchel Kalmanson, who supplies tigers for the UniverSoul Circus, is in hot water with the law … again. The latest available U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection report details several serious …

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Victory! Cruel Treatment of Animals Gets Circus Canceled

Victory! Cruel Treatment of Animals Gets Circus Canceled

Piccadilly Circus has a long, sordid history of cruelty to animals. So when the New York Equestrian Center scheduled a performance by the circus, representatives from animal protection group Long …

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Circus Schedule

Circus Schedule

Is the circus coming to your town? See a full list of the circus schedule and find one near you to plan a demonstration.


Big Top, Bigger Failure: USDA Slams Piccadilly Circus Manager Over Animal Misery

Big Top, Bigger Failure: USDA Slams Piccadilly Circus Manager Over Animal Misery

After a whistleblower came forward with a report of pervasive animal abuse and neglect at Piccadilly Circus, PETA filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting an …

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Viola Davis: Ready to ‘Help’ Elephants Abused by Circuses

Viola Davis: Ready to ‘Help’ Elephants Abused by Circuses

Two-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee Viola Davis has sent a letter to state legislators in Rhode Island urging them to support proposed legislation to prevent elephants traveling with circuses from enduring …

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Victory! Travelzoo Sends Ringling Packing

Victory! Travelzoo Sends Ringling Packing

The week isn’t going so well for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The company had been benefiting from online promotions through Travelzoo, a site that offers discounts and deals on …

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PETA to Columbus Mayor: Enforce Your Own Laws!

PETA to Columbus Mayor: Enforce Your Own Laws!

At PETA, we know that some rules (such as being quiet in meetings) are meant to be broken, but anti-cruelty laws should never be ignored. That’s why when we …

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PETA to FWS: Say No to Hollywood’s Abusive Elephant Provider

PETA to FWS: Say No to Hollywood’s Abusive Elephant Provider

PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agency not to issue an Endangered Species Act breeding …

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Whistleblower: Animals Beaten and Neglected, Sick Animals Left to Die by Piccadilly Circus

Whistleblower: Animals Beaten and Neglected, Sick Animals Left to Die by Piccadilly Circus

With cruelty as blatant as that displayed at Piccadilly Circus, it is no surprise that the circus is the subject of a whistleblower’s report that provides the basis for …

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Victory! England and Wales Ban Wild-Animal Acts in Circuses

Victory! England and Wales Ban Wild-Animal Acts in Circuses

Great Britain has united against circuses that force wild animals to perform. With the vast majority of the British public behind them, the members of Parliament voted unanimously to ban …

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Mark Your Calendars: HBO Elephant Doc Premieres on Earth Day

Mark Your Calendars: HBO Elephant Doc Premieres on Earth Day

Now here’s some real appointment television: On Earth Day—Monday, April 22—at 7 p.m. EDT (check your local listings for the time in your region), HBO will premiere the documentary …

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Ringling Elephant Shot: PETA Says, ‘Look Closely!’

Ringling Elephant Shot: PETA Says, ‘Look Closely!’

Police are investigating the shooting of an elephant used by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The incident reportedly occurred outside the Bancorp South Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi, …

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PETA Pushes for Unlicensed Circus to Be Shut Down

PETA Pushes for Unlicensed Circus to Be Shut Down

Update (April 8, 2013): Following PETA’s complaint that Ramos Bros. Circus was exhibiting exotic animals in Moreno Valley without a USDA license, Moreno Valley Animal Services “ordered the circus …

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Arena Employee Alleges Ringling Bullhook Abuse

Arena Employee Alleges Ringling Bullhook Abuse

Less than a year after a security guard reported the abuse of a chained elephant by a bullhook-wielding Ringling Bros. circus handler in Colorado, an employee at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum—a venue …

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