Assembly OKs Bill To Ban Painful Elephants Tools At CircusesElephant handlers in California would have to stop using tools that inflict pain on the animals to train or control them under a bill approved by state lawmakers.
Ringling Bros. Will Be Eliminating Elephant ActsThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
Oakland Joins LA In Banning Circus Elephant ToolThe circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.
Taylor Swift Opens The GRAMMYs Circus-Style
Diabetes Doesn’t Stop Circus Teen From Her ActFive afternoons a week, high school freshman Danielle Foreman can be found hanging out at the Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland, spinning, twisting and twirling.
If Kings Leave, Other Events May FollowSacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is, for the first time, acknowledging the Kings could move south to Anaheim.