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Most Indian circuses disregard ban on using big cats

This circus still has a tusk force Express FeaturesFirst Published : 22 Dec 2009 07:33:58 AM ISTLast Updated : 22 Dec 2009 10:33:12 AM ISTBANGALORE: Your 'favourite' (or so they claim) Gemini Circus is back in the city.And so are the elephants.Wondering what happened to the recent notification according to which the elephants cannot be kept in zoos? Mind you, the definition of zoos includes circus also in the Wildlife Protection Act.What about Bollywood bimbette Celina Jaitley's sincere attempts to save these elephants in captivity? "After coming Read More

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Photo ops with baby tigers, leopard at Illinois mall

Click here to learn about the reality of the cub petting business. G.W. Exotics is not an accredited sanctuary. Accredited sanctuaries do not allow the public to have direct contact with animals. Click here to learn more about the standards for accredited sanctuaries. You saw what at the mall? By Paul Newton, The Southern | Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009 1:00 am For the fifth consecutive holiday season, shoppers will be joined by tigers, monkeys and other exotic animals at Illinois Centre in Marion. Joe Schreibvogel, owner of Read More

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S.C. fair features tiger act

The magic of the fairEvent packs in food, lots of fun for the familyBy Bryce DonovanThe Post and CourierThursday, October 29, 2009There's just something magical about eating three pieces of pizza, some onion rings and a deep-fried Snickers bar and then riding a roller coaster for 20 minutes while screaming at the top of your lungs until finally, on top of the world, you ... throw up all of it.But that's the fair. And you love it.That's because it's the one time of year when kids can be kids and adults can be, well, they can be kids, too. Today marks Read More

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N.Y. sub shop displays 2 caged tigers

Getzville sub shop will display two caged Siberian tigersUpdated: 06/09/09 11:01 PMSiberian tigers—in Getzville? Two tigers, in cages, on exhibit, sponsored by a not-for-profit wild animal sanctuary in Chautauqua County. Volunteers from JNK’s Call of the Wild Sanctuary said they will display two of their tigers Friday through Sunday outside the John&Mary’s submarine shop, 2363 Millersport Highway, Getzville. The big cats—named Sebastian and Shantal—will be displayed each day from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. Volunteers will answer questions about Read More

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Argentina zoo lets visitors sit on lions, pet tigers

The bizarre zoo where the 'mane' event for visitors is getting sit on a fully grown male lion's backBy Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 12:51 PM on 31st March 2009A controversial zoo in Argentina allows tourists to have extremely close encounters with some of the most dangerous predators in the world.Here at the Lujan Zoo near Buenos Aires visitors can ride lions, cuddle bears, stroke tigers and feed cheetahs.The animals appear to be very sedate and tame and keepers casually supervise the animals that aren't chained when they are out of their Read More