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Mamba mia! Police halt elephant’s illegal parade

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Belfast Telegraph Two circus elephants may have to ‘pack their trunks’ after being reported to the Parades Commission. Mamba and Mia, from the Sydney Circus, found themselves in trouble with […]

Cork city council bans animal circuses

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

On 31 March 2008 councillors at Cork City Council voted in favour of a motion by Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry to ban circuses with wild animal acts from council […]

Circus Vegas sued over injury

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Irish Times A man who claimed he had been head-butted by an elephant has settled a personal injury claim against a circus for an undisclosed amount of damages. Derek Dillon […]

Council bans animal circuses

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Fingal County Council, in north Dublin, has become the first council in the Republic of Ireland to vote in favour of banning animal circuses from performing in the area. On […]

Elephant dies at Circus Sydney

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Irish Sunday Mirror Please let the rest free now – Poor elephant Kenya is dead By Donna Carton A young elephant touring with controversial Circus Sydney has been killed in […]

Circus dog bites boy

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

The co-owner of Circus Sydney has been prosecuted after her dog attacked a child. Yvette Scholl, who runs the circus with her husband Alexander, was fined €400 with expenses of […]

Protests over Arts Council animal circus funding

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

The Alliance for Animal Rights held another protest outside the Arts Council office in Dublin on 27th March 2007 to oppose the Council’s funding of animal circuses. This year, the […]

Two sentenced for circus lorry deaths

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

A circus boss and his employee were today given suspended sentences and a fine of €25,000 for causing a collision in which a mother and daughter were killed in Galway […]

Elephants safety outrage

Monday, November 20th, 2006

The Star A circus publicity stunt during which two adult elephants stomped among cars and children in a town centre has been slammed by a local safety official. The Royal […]

Caged, humiliated – just to amuse us

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

The Daily Mail They should be freely roaming the plains of Africa, watched, if at all, only by distant tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of them while on safari. […]

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