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Circus Animals

Clueless commentary misrepresents the animal-welfare movement

Once again, we find someone trying to justify the abuse of animals – as somehow something that should be protected as freedom. An individual named Michael Rubin produced an editorial for Commentary Magazine, which was posted on March 19 under the headline – “Are Animal-Rights Activists Really Concerned About Animals?” The writer jumps into two […]

Pack Topics: Circus cruelty; puppy mills

Blog takes on circus cruelty: Karyn Zoldan is one of my favorite fellow animal-welfare bloggers, with her Tucson Tails blog on the Tucson Citizen website. On Thursday, she wrote about the circus coming to Tucson and Phoenix. A whistle-blower exposed the beatings the elephants endure and the constant confinement of the large cats. The blog […]

Movement grows to end abuse of circus animals

Game-show host Bob Barker, actress “CSI” star Jorja Fox, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) have joined forces to promote legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act would “restrict the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses,” according to an article published […]