News Desk

Torture…to make us laugh

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Vet issues a damning verdict on Irish circuses – Government fails to protect animals A shock report carried out by a leading vet reveals how circus animals in Ireland are […]

Elderly campaigner attacked by circus thugs

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Irish Examiner Gardai are investigating claims that a 76-year-old Co Wexford woman was assaulted by circus staff. The woman has lodged a formal complaint with the gardai alleging she was […]

Activist attacked at circus

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

An animal rights campaigner who was trying to obtain evidence of the welfare of an elephant at Circus Sydney was attacked by the animal’s handler in front of the audience […]

Sunday Mirror editorial: Blow your top at this circus hell

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Once again we have a shocking story highlighting the plight of circus elephants and, once again, it raises the issue of the ethics of animals in circuses. Elephants are highly […]

Gardai investigate treatment of elephant at Dublin circus

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Animal rights activists have lodged a formal garda complaint over the alleged mistreatment of elephants at a circus currently performing in Dublin. The Captive Animal Protection Society claims one of […]

Elephants in motorway blaze drama

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Jumbo hold-up on road The Sun The M50 became a trunk road at the weekend when two elephants had to be freed from a burning circus trailer. Stunned drivers looked […]

Two circus elephants left to root in rubbish on concrete wasteland

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Irish Sunday Mirror These pictures show the grim reality two performing circus elephants had to endure when they are not bringing joy to thousands of children. For rather than feeding […]

Monkey found in van

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

The ISPCA launched an investigation after a van left at a mechanics yard in Stradbally was found to have a caged monkey in the back. The vehicle, belonging to a […]

Activist threatened at circus

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Gardai in Galway were investigating an incident where an animal rights campaigner was threatened while inspecting conditions at a circus in the area. The campaigner from the Captive Animals’ Protection […]

Rhino and hippo circus lorry crash

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Circus Trip Hell: Hippo and rhino for Irish show endure nightmare journey… before CRASHING By Jeremy Armstrong A rare white rhino and a hippo endured a nightmare trip to Ireland […]

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