All posts tagged Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Panel Discussion About The End Of Ringling

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For today’s edition of Talking Animals, I jettisoned the usual format and convened a panel discussion about the end of the Ringling Bros. circus. I was inspired to present the panel because I was struck by the array of reactions in the wake of the announcement by Feld Entertainment that it was shutting down the circus in May. Read more…

Cynthia Moss, wildlife researcher and author

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Cynthia Moss—the author and wildlife researcher who has spent more than 40 years studying the elephants of Amboseli National Park in Kenya (and speaking live from her tent in Amboseli!)—describes how she first became enchanted with elephants and decided to devote her life to studying them. Read more…

Tom Rider–Circus whistleblower

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Tom Rider–who once worked for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus caring for the elephants, became a whistleblower after witnessing the abuse of the circus’ elephants, and is now a central figure in a federal lawsuit brought against Ringling by multiple animal groups Read more…

Leslie Griffith–Emmy-winning journalist

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Leslie Griffith–a veteran television journalist who’s won numerous awards, including nine Emmys, and also won awards and acclaim for a TV piece she did on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and its abuse of Asian elephants– Read more…