Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey ("Ringling Brothers") touts itself as the largest animal circus in the world. Its menagerie includes: elephants, horses, tigers, and a variety of other animals. "The Greatest Show on Earth", as it bills itself, is also home to immeasurable pain and suffering.
Discussed are Born Free USA's lawsuit against Ringling and reasons not to attend the circus.
The circus comes to town - and the misery continues
Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Seattle Pet Laws Examiner
An expedition team in Papua New Guinea for the BBC programme ‘Lost Land of the Volcano’ has filmed two Buff-faced Pygmy Parrots for the first time. The parrots stand less than 9cm tall and weigh 11.5g (0.41oz). To quote the report on the BBC website (which has some nice video), “The tiny bird, which is not much bigger than an adult person’s thumb, is smaller than some of the insects with which it shares the forest”. Cute. (Thanks to Monica Engebretson of Born Free USA for the heads-up.)
World’s smallest parrot filmed
blog on 10,000 Birds website
Born Free USA have announced the results of their competition for Fur-Free Fashion. I was lucky enough to be one of the panel of celebrity judges, and we all unanimously picked the design team (Zsorzsa Kovacs and Jessica Richard), who created the most stunning outfits. So the animals won big time! ...
blog on her Gorgeously Green website
The video of this news story about a loose alligator in SW Washington uses a map of state laws and notes sourced from Born Free USA.
Alligator on the loose in Clark County
Bob Heye KATU News and KATU.com Staff
KATU TV, ABC News, Portland, OR
Independent designers were invited to enter their fur-free fashion designs for cash, prizes, and the chance to be featured in a full-page ad in the September/October issue of E Magazine, a co-sponsor of the competition.
Winners can be seen now on the fffashion webpage.
Although we no longer maintain the site, the Animal Protection Institute is quoted as the link for inside temperatures of cars on warm days at mydogiscool.com.
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A Texas man whose family has circus ties had to give up two Asian elephants, 40-year-old Jewel and 39-year-old Tina. Both were dangerously underweight. Davenport agreed to pay a $3,000 fine, in exchange for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropping complaints against him for not having proper purchasing permits for the pair. The two elephants were being transported to an undisclosed zoo.
Born Free USA believes elephants have no place in zoos and that they would be better off released to an elephant sanctuary.
2 elephants seized from owner in Texas
Dallas Morning News