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Shocking new ADI cruelty exposé shames UK circus industry

Shocking new ADI cruelty exposé shames UK circus industry | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

Animal Defenders International today released shocking footage from behind the scenes at the winter quarters of Bobby Roberts Super Circus, which graphically shows violence and confinement of circus animals.


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Ministers 'are reneging on pledge' to ban circus animals

Ministers 'are reneging on pledge' to ban circus animals | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
Environment ministers have been accused of backsliding on a commitment to end the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.

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Circus without animals will benefit PAWS - Union Democrat

Circus without animals will benefit PAWS - Union Democrat | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
Circus without animals will benefit PAWSUnion DemocratThe show may be taking place more than 300 miles away, but the results will benefit animals in San Andreas and possibly throughout the nation.
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video - Wow Wow Dog Circus Educating Japanese Children About Shelter Dogs

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Japan may have a booming pet industry but one area that is lacking is the adoption rates of shelter dogs. The Wow Wow Dog Circus, an advocacy group, is trying to change that and make adoption more popular.

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The Trick is to Never Drop that Stick! : Zen Arts

The Trick is to Never Drop that Stick! : Zen Arts | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

In the following we'll explore how baton twirling has
transformed from its early army origins, to an internationally competitive sport, to the eye-popping nouveau cirque arts of contact staff juggling and fire staff.


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Raw Video: Dolphin Jumps Out of Tank During Show

Startling footage from a marine show at a Japanese aquarium. Tourist watch in horror as a dolphin suddenly leaps out of a tank during a July 4th show at the ...


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Blood in the Water

Blood in the Water | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando.


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German flea circus hit by freeze

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A circus in Germany has been scrambling to replace a troupe of fleas that was entirely wiped out by the freezing weather.

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Variety Show Skit Ideas

A variety show is a sure-fire way to provide an entertainment event that has something for everyone. These shows offer a wide variety of acts, from singing a...

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Rescue Circus Elephants in Norway

Rescue Circus Elephants in Norway | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
Circus elephants in Norway experience lifelong bondage and abuse at the hands of their trainers. Many of these elephants were captured from the wild while only a few years old. Ask leaders to rescue abused circus elephants and prevent future abuse.

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Russia's Olympic Bear Of St. Petersburg Circus Kept Caged On Parked Bus

Russia's Olympic Bear Of St. Petersburg Circus Kept Caged On Parked Bus | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- For two years, a 36-year-old bear who performed during the 1980 Moscow Olympics has been kept with other retired circus animals in a rusty old bus parked on the outskirts of St.

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6 Parallels Between The Circus & SeaWorld

6 Parallels Between The Circus & SeaWorld | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

These parallels will probably come as no surprise to many of you. However, many aspiring dolphin trainers do not realise that the animal training profession doesn’t just involve the “happy” image of Seaworld…but also the brutal realities of abused circus animals.


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Figueres, International Circus Capital

Figueres, International Circus Capital | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

Figueres (CNA) - Last week Figueres became the world circus capital for the second year in a row. Over a long weekend, this northern Catalan town hosted the International Circus Festival, a unique event for its global visibility and the performances of artists belonging to the international circus elite who have never been seen before in Western Europe. The international character of the Festival is down to the effort of the event’s director, Genís Matabosch, and his team, who travelled thousands of kilometres to find the most talented artists in the world. This year’s winners were Jinan Acrobatics Troupe from China and Troupe Yakov Ekk from Russia...


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Juggling | Above & Below

Juggling | Above & Below | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

The term juggling can also refer to other prop-based skills such as diabolo, devil sticks, poi, cigar boxes, fire-dancing, contact juggling, hooping, foot bag and hat manipulation. The word juggling derives from the Middle ...


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Elephants In Zoos Don't Do Well

Elephants In Zoos Don't Do Well | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
A recent fact filled report shows elephants in American zoos are truly dying out. Infant mortality for elephants in zoos is almost three times the rate in the wild.

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A Dolphin Bites Back

A Dolphin Bites Back | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

So, most of you have probably seen news of the stir created by a SeaWorld dolphin that nipped a little girl who was feeding it. Here’s the video: You have to feel sorry for the girl, but she ...


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The Cruelest Show on Earth

The Cruelest Show on Earth | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it

Bullhooks. Whippings. Electric shocks. Three-day train rides without breaks. Our yearlong investigation rips the big top off how Ringling Bros. treats its elephants.


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Most Common Circus Acts in Perth

Most Common Circus Acts in Perth | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
Circus in Perth is a source of fun and entertainment that includes something for just about everyone in Australia.

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5 Most Common Circus Acts

5 Most Common Circus Acts | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
Circus is one of the oldest form entertainments. Even in today's modern age, most people are still being entertained by watching circus. You will see in this article 5 of the most common stunts and acts that are performed by people in a circus.

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Cold wipes out flea circus

Cold wipes out flea circus | Circus thematic unit | Scoop.it
An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.
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