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Animals in Education & Entertainment


TARGETING CHILDREN SHOULDN’T BE TOLERATED

By Denny Bannister | Published: 01/15/2012

“Isn’t it the parent’s right to know what’s being taught and who’s doing the teaching?”



ANIMAL ACTIVISTS TARGET CIRCUS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Congressman Sam Farr wants to ban elephants in circuses. Mayor Paul Schell of Seattle, Washington, wants his city to go a bit further and ban all wild animal acts at city facilities, and Redmond, Washington, enacted a circus animal…



GOOD CAPTIVE ELEPHANT CARE IS ALIVE AND WELL

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/15/2012

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes, and mine came in the rather large size of 13,500 pounds. That seems like a weighty dream, but it finally came true when I got to spend the week with Cora, a 46-year-old Asian elephant weighing…



Congress Considers Ban on Performing Elephants

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

In September 1999, California Representative Sam Farr, a Democrat, introduced HR 2929, subtitled the Captive Elephant Accident Protection Act. HR 2929 bans the use of elephants in traveling exhibits and for elephant rides.



PROFESSIONAL RODEO HORSES ARE BRED TO BUCK

By Cindy Schonholtz | Published: 02/15/2007

As with any other industry or sport that utilizes animals, the sport of rodeo must continually educate the public about the care and handling of the livestock used in rodeos. Critics of rodeo often show many areas where they do…



IS RODEO BRONC RIDING CRUEL?

By Emma Carpenter | Published: 01/15/2004

A myth is a powerful thing. Every time there is a slow news day or a rodeo returns to town, animal rights groups bring the debate over rodeo bronc riding and cruelty to the front again. The myth that rodeo bronc riding is cruel…



ILLINOIS TOWN BANS TRADITIONAL FAMILY SHOWS

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/1/2000

The final issue covered on September 7, 1999, at the Woodstock City Council meeting dealt with the use of animals in the city. The main topics were exhibitions, domestic animal restrictions, circuses, rodeos, and animal husbandry.



Movie Stars Want Federal Restrictions on Private Ownership of Exotic Animals

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 11/9/2000

Hollywood celebrities Tippi Hedren, daughter Melanie Griffith, and Kermit the Frog appeared in Washington DC to promote the Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act of 2000, an attempt to tightly restrict private ownership of exotic…



Where Do Values About Animals Lie for Fourth Graders?

By Phil Clifford | Published: 02/14/1997

From the beginning, NAIA has been about values.



A SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE

By Patrick H. Cleveland, PhD | Published: 05/9/1996

Virtually every medical advance has used animals in some stage of research or testing. Thus, whether medical progress continues at the same pace in the next century depends upon an informed public supporting the continued use of…