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  1. Effect of animal’s experience and rodeo procedures on behaviour of bucking horses at a large commercial rodeo in Canada

    Contributor(s):: Goldhawk, Christy, Grandin, Temple, Pajor, Ed

  2. Behaviour of bucking bulls prior to rodeo performances and relation to rodeo and human activities

    Contributor(s):: Goldhawk, Christy, Bond, Guilherme, Grandin, Temple, Pajor, Ed

    There is a paucity of scientific evaluation of to substantiate concerns regarding the welfare of bulls used in bucking performances at rodeos. The current study followed 14 bulls during loading and holding in bucking chutes prior to release into an arena for performance at a large outdoor...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

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

    Contributor(s):: Jaynes, Mike

  6. "There is no wild": conservation and circus discourse

    Contributor(s):: Bell, J.

    This paper documents the discourse used by contemporary circuses to justify their exploitation of nonhuman animals. The circus is undergoing redefinition due to cultural changes, animal welfare concerns, and political legislation. Critical Discourse Analysis is applied to a sample of articles (...

  7. The Use of Non-Human Animals for Human Entertainment

  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. The role of zoos in the rehabilitation of animals in the circus

    Contributor(s):: Gupta, B. K., Bipul, Chakraborty

    In 1998, the government of India enforced a ban on performance/exhibition of 5 species of nonhuman animals: (a) lions, (b) tigers, (c) leopards, (d) bears, and (e) monkeys. The Ministry of Environment and Forests gave the responsibility to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for rehabilitation of...

  11. Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus [Book Review]

    Contributor(s):: Bollen, Jonathan

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

    Contributor(s):: Stokes, John

  13. Jul 13 2014

    1st Global Conference: Making Sense of: The Animal and Human Bond

    This interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary conference invites an exploration of the concept or notion of “animal” in its own right and as visa a vis “human.” While humans are clearly classed as...

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

    Contributor(s):: Nance, Susan

  15. Call for Proposals

    Forum › general-discussion › new-initiatives--projects

    We are pleased to share this call for proposals for the 1st Global Conference: Making Sense of: The Animal and Human Bond, which will take place Sunday 13th July – Tuesday 15th July 2014...

  16. Racial Prejudice and the Performing Animals Controversy in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

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

  17. The behavior of circus tigers during transport

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

    The behavior of two tigers (Panthera tigris) individually caged and transported once for 4.25 h and the behavior of four tigers that were transported twice for 4.2 and 4.5 h while caged as a group was analyzed. The tigers were videotaped during transport and the amount of time spent pacing,...

  18. Behavior of picketed circus elephants

    Contributor(s):: Friend, T. H.

    The behaviour of 14 female Asian (Elephas maximus) and 3 female African (Loxodonta africana) elephants who performed 2 shows each day with a circus that travelled to a new location (40 to 250 km from the previous day's lot) daily, was studied. When not performing or working, the elephants were...

  19. The effect of penning versus picketing on stereotypic behavior of circus elephants

    Contributor(s):: Friend, T. H., Parker, M. L.

    The behaviour of 9 female Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) who performed 2 shows each day with a circus that travelled to a new location in the USA (40 to 250 km from the previous day's lot) daily or every 2 days was studied during the 1996 and 1998 seasons. When not performing or working, the...

  20. Ecological, ethological, and ethically sound environments for animals: toward symbiosis

    Contributor(s):: Kiley-Worthington, M.