Dust up over circus visit
Stardust Circus is coming to St Marys but not everyone’s ready to snap up tickets and celebrate. Animal activist group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), says the Circus visit shouldn’t go ahead. The group, which has more than 6.5 million members, is calling on Penrith Council to ban exotic animal shows. In…
World Lion Day: Stars appeal for sanctuary so ex-circus lions can live in peace
FIVE one-time circus lions are to live out their days in the land of their forefathers with the help of a celebrity appeal. Joanna Lumley and television legend Ed Asner are supporting the creation of a new South African sanctuary to mark this year’s World Lion Day.
Jackson Co. considers banning exotic animal shows - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – We may be seeing fewer elephants, tigers and bears passing through Jackson County. That’s if Jackson County commissioners pass a new law, putting stricter rules on exotic animals coming in for shows. No one wants to see the animals harmed, but the economic impact could be something the entire community feels. Dee Perez with the Jackson County Animal Control Advisory Committee said, “With traveling circuses, the welfare of the animal, their basic needs, their veterinary care, their exercise are not met—very often neglected—and their lives are painful.” Tuesday, a task group met with Jackson County commissioners