From Today's New York Times
JUNE 20, 2014
Despite the claims made in the letter, circuses like Ringling Bros. Rather than adopt stringent United States animal care standards, which Ringling Bros. In the United States, 10 million fans a year see a Ringling Bros. June 19, 2014 The writer is vice president, corporate communications, for Feld Entertainment, parent company of Ringling Bros.
Ringling Brothers Circus Faces Lawsuit Over Elephants
FEBRUARY 17, 2009
The charges state that “Ringling Bros. Four animal welfare groups brought suit against the circus back in 2003. A decision will soon come in a DC courtroom. engages in these unlawful activities by routinely beating elephants to ‘train’ them, ‘discipline’ them, and keep them under control” and that the elephants are chained in place for long periods of time and frequently hit with bullhooks, a wooden pole about two feet long that has a sharp metal hook at one end.
Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA
FEBRUARY 6, 2009
The treatment of circus elephants went on trial in federal court Wednesday with animal rights groups accusing Ringling Bros. Good. I don't care what anyone says, I can't stand circuses. And they certainly have no right to use endangered species as performers. These are ENDANGERED species. We can't afford to waste any individual member, whether it be for entertainment or experimentation.
Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial
OCTOBER 23, 2008
Finally, a cruelty suit against Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is coming to trial. A U.S.