Long problematic career Ben White, 53, died on July 30, 2005, in Friday Harbor, Washington, after a six-month struggle against abdominal cancer. White “cut open dolphin-holding nets in Japan, scaled buildings to hang anti-fur banners, jumped in front of naval ships in Hawaii to stop sonar tests, and slept atop old-growth trees to protest logging,” […]
Will ALDF fight return to Europe of big cats who performed for Ringling?
Endangered Species Act definitions changed while 15 cats were in U.S. on tour ELLENTON, Florida; COTATI, California––The Animal Legal Defense Fund on May 25, 2017 let the world know via media release that it “strongly objects” to an application from the no longer performing Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for a U.S. […]
Ringling to move all elephants from the circus ring into cancer research by May 2016
Potential profits from cancer-fighting gene discovery trump show biz ELLENTON, Florida; UDAWALAWE, Sri Lanka––Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus executive vice president and show producer Alana Feld on January 11, 2016 “told The Associated Press exclusively” that all eleven elephants now touring with the three Ringling circus units “will be permanently retired to the company’s […]
Charity Navigator issues “donor advisory” about HSUS & coplaintiffs’ $15.7 million settlement with Ringling
Replaces “three star” rating of HSUS with “donor advisory” WASHINGTON D.C.––Responding to the May 15, 2014 agreement by the Humane Society of the United States and codefendants to pay Feld Entertainment Inc. $15.75 million, in settlement of a lawsuit accusing HSUS and the codefendants of racketeering, the online nonprofit evaluation agency Charity Navigator has […]