Finally! Ringling Brothers and Barnam and Bailey Circus is Eliminating Elephants From All Acts | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

circus2-1200x800After more than a century of shows featuring degrading and abusive acts toward elephants and a list of Animal Welfare Act violations, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is finally eliminating its use of elephants by 2018.

The circus told the Associated Press that the decision was made because of growing public concern and media attention regarding how the elephants are treated.

“There’s been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers,” said Alana Feld, the executive vice president of Feld Entertainment, Ringling Bros. parent company. “A lot of people aren’t comfortable with us touring with our elephants.”

According to USA Today, all of Feld’s 43 elephants will live at the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. Twenty-nine of the animals have already been transferred there, and the remaining 14 will arrive as they are phased out of use over the next three years.

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LivingSocial: Stop Promoting Baby Beaters

Shell to Hell: Please Sign a Petition to Speak Out Against Horrific Cruelty to baby chicks

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel

Shell to Hell

A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Maple Leaf-owned hatchery in Ontario reveals chicks thrown by their fragile wings, drowned in scalding water, and ground up alive.

Warning some people will find the following video disturbing

Please sign and share the petition.

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