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Animal Law, Advocacy & Policy: Animals in Entertainment

Miami Seaquarium and Lolita

What is meant by legal "standing" to bring a lawuit?

Animals in Sports

The End of Elephants in Circuses?

November 30, 2022 Ringling's Animal-Free Comeback Sends a Powerful Industry Message: Cruelty Has No Place in Circuses  REQUIRED

We Never Gave Up: PeTA's Triumph Over Ringling Bros.  REQUIRED

January 15, 2017 Closure of Ringling Bros. CircusREQUIRED

January 11, 2016 USA Today: Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

March 5, 2015 Ringling Bros. Eliminating Iconic Elephant Acts Amid Public Concerns

NPR on the end of elephants in circuses with Katherine Meyer (March 2015), a Washington lawyer who has brought many actions in pursuit of animal welfare. She's gone to court to protect elephants allegedly mistreated by the circus, also sea turtles from burning in the effort to contain the BP oil spill, antelopes from so-called canned hunting - hunting on preserves that raise the animals - and more. REQUIRED

April, 2014 Federal Circus Bill ('Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act’, H.R. 4525)  THIS IS YET TO PASS AND BECOME LAW. January 2023

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Tilikum

Killer whale Tilikum appears during its performance in its show “Believe” at SeaWorld on March 30, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.