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
Victory! UK’s Last Lion Tamer Denied License for His Traveling Circus
Thomas Chipperfield, the UK’s last lion tamer, has been refused a license to use three big cats in his traveling circus. The tamer’s appeal against the decision was unsuccessful and officials have expressed their commitment to remain “absolute” in their resolve to ban wild animals in circuses.
Exotic animal ban waits until October
Last July, Mayor de Blasio signed a law banning the use of wild or exotic animals from circus performances.It was to have taken effect after six months. But a grace period extending to this coming October allows acts including elephants to be included in the UniverSoul Circus that has a continuing engagement this week at Roy Wilkins Park in St Albans.
‘Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer’: She was fearless, trained tigers and wouldn’t take no for an answer
'Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer': Mabel Stark, the world's most famous and, for a time, only female tiger tamer was a sensation from the 1920s on and is the subject of the latest documentary from Leslie Zemeckis, wife of filmmaker Bob. The film is being screened here March 25.