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Circus News

Mexico City bans circus animals

The Mexico City council voted overwhelmingly to ban animals in circus operations. Offenders could be fined the equivalent of $45 thousand to $60 thousand if they keep animals.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

U.S. acrobats injured in circus fall

Eleven people have been injured and one is critically ill, after a group of female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in Rhode Island.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Llamas went on the lam in Oslo, Norway (Video)

Oslo - Three llamas had some fun in central Oslo on Thursday. They escaped from a circus in Tøyenparken and toured the smartest part of town for a while before being recaptured.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Beijing's Olympic Park and circus Special

Beijing - I remember watching the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics from my California TV. When I visited the site this year, I was surprised to find a thriving tourist hub and live circus.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

Circus tiger mauls trainer during act in Madrid (video)

Madrid - Halfway through a circus act in Madrid on Sunday, an animal trainer was viciously attacked by the performing tiger he was working with. He was then rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Drunk young men take llama on a tram ride in France (video)

Bordeaux - A group of drunken young men in Bordeaux kidnapped a circus llama by the name of Serge and took him for a late-night ride on a tram. Apparently the circus director got so much extra business from the incident, he has "nothing against them."
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Catalonia, Spain launches bid to ban animals in circus shows

Barcelona - On Tuesday this week, two years after the animal-loving region of Catalonia in Spain banned bullfighting, they are now lobbying to ban the use of animals in circus shows.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Troupe of 300 circus fleas killed by freezing weather in Germany

Thanks to freezing weather gripping Germany, an entire troupe of three-hundred performing fleas have died, just as they were due to perform at an open-air fair.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Ringling Bros. Circus fined $270,000 for animal cruelty

Feld Entertainment is the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and they've caught the brunt of the ire of the USDA.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 8 comments

Complaint filed after circus elephant collapses in California

An animal welfare organization has filed a complaint in an effort to have a 54-year-old circus elephant, who was filmed after she collapsed while being loaded onto a train car, taken off of the road.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Circus magic arrives in Baker City Special

Baker City - At the break of dawn on June 28, one man stood alone on the Baker County Fair Grounds in Baker City, Oregon. His mission: to stake out a large area where several large tents will be carefully placed for the famous Carson and Barnes Circus.
Digital Journal Report by Scott Ungerecht

Elephant seen being abused in video moves to new home

Anne, the circus elephant who was seen on video being kicked and struck with a pitchfork, has been moved to a new home at a safari park.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 7 comments

Cruelty to elderly circus elephant caught on video

Polebrook - A hidden camera has recorded footage of circus workers in the UK kicking a 57-year-old elephant, and striking her with a metal pitchfork.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 10 comments

Bob Barker aids in rescue of abused Bolivian circus cats

Denver - "Come on Down!" The famous catch phrase coined by the former game-show-host, also a long time vegetarian and animal rights activist, greeted 25 lions as they stepped onto American soil, the last of the animals to be rescued from Bolivian circus acts.
In the Media by Vincent Sobotka - 4 comments

Man spots 'time traveller' in Charlie Chaplin film

A man in Ireland has spotted something which he suggests might be a time traveller in the footage included with the DVD release of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film, The Circus.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 16 comments

Lion tamer attacked in circus ring and captured on shocking video

Lviv - Several lions have mauled a circus tamer and a number of staff at a circus in Ukraine in front of a shocked crowd of parents and screaming, frightened children. The whole episode was captured on cell phone footage by an American tourist Doug Sheperd.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

PETA again going after Ringling Brothers Circus for animal abuse

Circus elephants being pulled and prodded with metal hooks, lions and tigers being beaten. This is what PETA says is regularly going on behind the Ringling Brothers Circus. They will attempt again today to stop it.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

Grandmother saves grandson from being crushed by camel

Thyez - When a child's life is thought to be in danger some people don't think twice about trying to protect them, no matter what the consequences might be.
In the Media by Johnny Summerton

Canadian billionaire to stage 'live concert in space'

A Canadian billionaire who made vast riches by means of circus revealed Wednesday that he will host a live event from orbit on October 9 to promote the importance of clean water globally.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Take Jackson Circus on the Road, It Spells Disaster for L.A.

The official announcement of the tribute to Michael Jackson at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday will be made at 10 a.m. today, but crazed fans -- with nothing better to do with their lives -- began pitching tents at the center on Wednesday.
In the Media by Sandy Sand

Op-Ed: Protesting Ringling Brothers Circus Animal Cruelty in Phoenix

The circus is being picketed this year in the United States because of its treatment of animals. It is not the first time that the circus has run into trouble with animal rights activists.
In the Media by Magda Ziel - 4 comments

Care2 to petition for circus elephant rights

Environmental campaign website Care2 is today urging its followers to support a petition in response to a recent announcement from New York officials that Ringling Brothers circus will be performing in Coney Island later this year.
In the Media by David James Young - 3 comments

Britney Wants Stripper Pole Installed in London Hotel Room

Britney Spears arrives in London this June for her Circus tour. It seems life may imitate art where Spears is concerned. She is requesting a stripper's pole be installed in her suite.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

UK animal welfare group protests at elephant circus

A UK based animal welfare group, the RSPCA have spoken out after a group of three elephants appeared at a circus in Nottinghamshire.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 1 comment

Britney Comes Back With a Chart Topper

Britney's latest musical offering is climbing up the charts and just might be another topper in the making. It's another comeback worth singing about.
In the Media by Saikat Basu - 3 comments

Roll up, Roll up For the Great Disappearing Act

Running away to join the circus is still regarded as one of the most dreamed about and romantic adventures to many an aspiring youngster, yet an event of quite the opposite has been taking place which has left us puzzled
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 2 comments

Wild tusker elopes with circus elephant in eastern India

New Delhi - In an action-packed love story, a wild tusker emerged out of the jungles of the eastern India, broke through the fences of a circus and eloped with a female circus elephant, news reports said Thursday.
In the Media by dpa news - 2 comments

Elephants Invaded the Streets of Ontario

Two elephants were seen wandering down a quiet street in Ontario. The teenagers who saw the huge beasts figured out they must have escaped from a nearby Newmarket circus and tried to lead the elephants back to where they came from.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 16 comments

Circus of Horrors: Kids Watch Trapeze Artist Fall to His Death

A veteran trapeze artist performing without a net fell head first to his death Monday. The accident occurred on Children's Day in front of an audience of more than 500 children and parents.
In the Media by Lisa Angotti - 2 comments

Circus comes to Afghan schoolchildren

In a fantastical little school in Kabul, girls and boys leave behind their impoverished, war-torn world and enter a utopia where they laugh and sing, and learn how to juggle and ride unicycles.
In the Media by Aaron Robson - 1 comment
 

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This little girl danced on her toes atop a man
This little girl danced on her toes atop a man
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Acrobats threw themselves through rings
Acrobats threw themselves through rings
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Exhibition of Circus Roncalli
Hannes Grobe
Exhibition of Circus Roncalli
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Brave acrobats balanced inside high moving rings without safety nets
Brave acrobats balanced inside high moving rings without safety nets
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Amaluna takes Shakespeare s The Tempest as its source of inspiration.
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Amaluna takes Shakespeare's The Tempest as its source of inspiration.
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Francesco of the Mighty Mendozas circus act.
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Francesco of the Mighty Mendozas circus act.
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Circus from Moncton  NB comes to Lower Sackville  NS
Circus from Moncton, NB comes to Lower Sackville, NS
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Photo was used in protests by PETA against the Ringling Bros. Circus on 15 July 2010.
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Photo was used in protests by PETA against the Ringling Bros. Circus on 15 July 2010.
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Lion tamer
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Lion tamer
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Flexible girls could stretch their bodies into odd shapes
Flexible girls could stretch their bodies into odd shapes
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The Wild Animal Santuary non-profit organization
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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