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  1. Rhea and the plight of pachyderms | Rhea Lopez | TEDxStXaviersMumbai

    The life of a performing elephant is cruel. Despite the ban on animal performances in circuses, elephants are forced to perform illegally, continue to be beaten or they are kept chained up and endure poor care. The ex-circus elephant Rhea’s life was no different. After spending 53 years as...

  2. Haku Baldwin Center

    Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena.  Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs.  Private...

  3. Captive Elephants in Circuses

    Contributor(s):: Varma Varma, S.R. Sujata, Suparna Ganguly, Shiela Rao

    Circuses have a long history of using performing animals, both wild and domesticated. The animals are trained or conditioned to exhibit specific behaviours with no option to do otherwise. This report is based on the observation of 31 elephants belonging to a sample of seven circuses (out of 15...

  4. The Ethical Disconnect of the Circus: Humanity's acceptance of Performing Elephants

    Contributor(s):: Jaynes, Mike

  5. The animals of the arena: how and why could their destruction and death be endured and enjoyed?

    Contributor(s):: Lindstrøm, Torill Christine

  6. The sight of cruelty: the case of circus animal acts

    Contributor(s):: Carmeli, Yoram S.

  7. The Big Attraction: The Circus Elephant and American Culture

    Contributor(s):: Mosier, Jennifer L.

  8. “Killing the Elephant”: Murderous Beasts and the Thrill of Retribution, 1885–1930

    Contributor(s):: Wood, Amy Louise

  9. Wild and dangerous performances : animals, emotions, circus

    Contributor(s):: Tait, Peta

  10. An evaluation of exercise pen use by circus tigers ( Pathera tigris tigris )

    Contributor(s):: Nevill, C. H., Friend, T. H., Windom, A. G.

    This study quantified the behavior of 11 tigers during periodic access to an exercise pen throughout the day and night. The study determined the amount of time spent in the pen and the percentage of time spent performing stereotypic pacing, normal locomotor behavior, and lying down while in the...

  11. `Lion Griefs': the Wild Animal Act as Theatre

    Contributor(s):: Stokes, John

  12. My Magnificent Mutts!

    Contributor(s):: Anastasini, Luciano

  13. Entertaining elephants : animal agency and the business of the American circus

    Contributor(s):: Nance, Susan

  14. On Wild Animals, Hubris, and Redemption

    Contributor(s):: Nance, S.

  15. Embodying the animal: Questioning human identity in literature and circus

    Contributor(s):: Emily Katherine Vallillo

  16. Politics, press and the performing animals controversy in early twentieth-century Britain

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, D. A. H.

    During 1921 and 1922, before the passage of the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act in 1925, a British parliamentary Select Committee undertook a detailed investigation into the degree to which animal performances in the circus and on the music-hall stage depended on cruelty. The investigation...

  17. Are wild animals suited to a travelling circus life?

    Contributor(s):: Iossa, G., Soulsbury, C. D., Harris, S.

    A comprehensive synopsis of the welfare of captive, wild (ie non-domesticated) animals in travelling circuses is missing. We examined circus animal welfare and, specifically, behaviour, health, living and travelling conditions. We compared the conditions of non-domesticated animals in circuses...

  18. Keeping circus elephants temporarily in paddocks - the effects on their behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Schmid, J.