Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippen is Determined to Bring the Hamid “Rent an Elephant” Elephants Back to Perform in Their Big Top Acts
We're Over the Big Top or When Will a Performing / Circus Elephant Become a Thing of the Past

Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippen is Determined to Bring the Hamid “Rent an Elephant” Elephants Back to Perform in Their Big Top Acts

Never mind that the Melha Shrine Circus made a promise to permanently end the archaic practice of including performing wild animals, (oxymoron, much?) especially elephants, in their Big Top acts. Never mind that an unknowing (to the training methods performing elephants must endure, with baby elephants being the most traumatized) but cash-generating, public fails to attend an elephant-less circus … Continue reading

Ringling Bros. Circus Ends 145 Year Tradition By Sending Their Last 11 Performing Elephants into Early Retirement to Ringling’s Center For Elephant Conservation in Florida, But Will They Really Be Free To Live As Elephants? :  Elephant Activists Think Not : Part 2
We're Over the Big Top or When Will a Performing / Circus Elephant Become a Thing of the Past

Ringling Bros. Circus Ends 145 Year Tradition By Sending Their Last 11 Performing Elephants into Early Retirement to Ringling’s Center For Elephant Conservation in Florida, But Will They Really Be Free To Live As Elephants? : Elephant Activists Think Not : Part 2

The following additional text in quotations is taken directly from the National Geographic Video “When Ringling Bros. Retires Its Elephants, This is Where They Live” “In May 2015 National Geographic was allowed access to the Ringling Bros. Center for elephant conservation in Polk City Florida. Our producer was given a guided tour and escorted by … Continue reading

Ringling Bros. Circus Ends 145 Year Tradition By Sending Their Last 11 Performing Elephants into Early Retirement to Ringling’s Center For Elephant Conservation in Florida, But Will They Really Be Free To Live As Elephants? :  Elephant Activists Think Not : Part 1
We're Over the Big Top or When Will a Performing / Circus Elephant Become a Thing of the Past

Ringling Bros. Circus Ends 145 Year Tradition By Sending Their Last 11 Performing Elephants into Early Retirement to Ringling’s Center For Elephant Conservation in Florida, But Will They Really Be Free To Live As Elephants? : Elephant Activists Think Not : Part 1

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the Union but for the lives of our elephants the significance of an event that took place in Providence on Sunday 1 May 2016 will forever loom large in the history of captive performing wildlife. For on that date 11 Asian elephants gave their final bow for … Continue reading

Despite Prolonged Public Outcry Nosey the Circus Elephant is Still Suffering & Still Waiting to Be Rescued While Her Master is Peddling Her Around Florida Flea Markets
We're Over the Big Top or When Will a Performing / Circus Elephant Become a Thing of the Past

Despite Prolonged Public Outcry Nosey the Circus Elephant is Still Suffering & Still Waiting to Be Rescued While Her Master is Peddling Her Around Florida Flea Markets

In the documentary film “An Apology to Elephants” Lily Tomlin makes mention of an elephant named Nosey. These are her words. Lily Tomlin: “This is Nosey. She was born in Zimbabwe in 1982. She was captured as a baby after a culling that killed all of her family and left her orphaned. She along with 62 … Continue reading

Ringling Promises to End Elephant Circus Acts By 2018
We're Over the Big Top or When Will a Performing / Circus Elephant Become a Thing of the Past

Ringling Promises to End Elephant Circus Acts By 2018

If promises made this year come to fruition by 2018 “the show” will soon go on without our elephants as Ringling Brothers’ most popular iconic attraction. This has been a long time coming as performing elephants have been in servitude to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for just over 145 years. Over … Continue reading