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  • Three-ring Circus Spectacular comes to Sears Centre

    Three-ring Circus Spectacular comes to Sears Centre
    The fun will begin for families even before Ringmistress Michelle Audrey opens the Circus Spectacular at Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy., Hoffman Estates. Kids can enjoy a Circus Pre-Party and ride an elephant or a pony, get their faces...
  • Natalie Prosin: Ringling Bros. will finally free its elephant performers

    Natalie Prosin: Ringling Bros. will finally free its elephant performers
    The costumes are coming off, the shackles are being unlocked, and the boxcars are opening. After more than 130 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will retire its elephants, sending them to a conservation center in Florida. As a child,...
  • Rutter: Prancing elephants bowing out of the circus

    Rutter: Prancing elephants bowing out of the circus
    People who dress up their Shih Tzu in Santa Claus outfits every Christmas think it's cute the same way all theatrical animal acts are cute. We like our domesticated animals trained to pretend they are humanlike. Mimicry amuses us. We're the top predator...
  • Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown, tourism boom in Orange County

    Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown, tourism boom in Orange County
    Good morning. It is Monday, March 9. A new website tracks the inter-family drama of the mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. Here's what else is happening today in the Golden State:   TOP STORIES High cost of teachers’ health care...
  • Circus World committed to keeping elephants in acts

    Circus World committed to keeping elephants in acts
    BARABOO, Wis. -- Circus World, with its roots in the Ringling Bros., says it's committed to keeping elephants in its shows in Baraboo. The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced plans Thursday to eliminate elephants from...
  • Local Animal Activists 'Thrilled' By Ringling Bros. Decision

    Local Animal Activists 'Thrilled' By Ringling Bros. Decision
    The news that the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be phasing out the use of elephants in its traveling circus was seen as a huge victory Thursday by animal rights activists in Connecticut. "We're just really, really thrilled," said...
  • Phil Rosenthal's Margin Call: Baby elephant's walking papers

    Phil Rosenthal's Margin Call: Baby elephant's walking papers
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus plans to phase out elephant acts by 2018, acknowledging public concern over animal welfare. No plans, however, to get a larger car for the clowns. It's weird to think of the circus no longer being a venue for...
  • Ringling Bros. circus eliminating elephant acts

    Ringling Bros. circus eliminating elephant acts
    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants. Animal rights groups took credit for generating the public concern that forced the company to announce its pachyderm retirement plan on...
  • Companies rethink use of animals after Ringling Bros. nixes elephants

    Companies rethink use of animals after Ringling Bros. nixes elephants
    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announcement Thursday that it will retire its performing elephants is part of a trend of entertainment companies rethinking their use of animals. Though they still draw crowds, animals can be a liability....
  • Five things for Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Five things for Thursday, March 5, 2015
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: circus to stop elephant show; dog rescued after being shot and tied to railroad tracks; MLS and players agree; K-Cups not so good for environment. 1. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus...
  • Ringling Bros. circus to stop using elephants in traveling shows

    Ringling Bros. circus to stop using elephants in traveling shows
    For decades, the beloved tent spectacular known as the "Greatest Show on Earth" has featured elephants and other wild animals in its circus acts. On Thursday, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus made a surprise announcement that it...