Greatest Show On Earth Not So Great For Animals: CIVIL PENALTIES OF $270,000 IN FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT ASSESSED AGAINST OWNER OF RINGLING BROS. and BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS
By: Katy Adams And Nikki Schwab | 11/02/11 7:05 PM
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Former longtime "The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker joined "CSI" actress Jorja Fox and Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., to introduce the "Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act," which will prohibit exotic animals from being able to travel with circuses."Our kids look to us for what is right and our kids look to us for what is fun and I think we can do more for our kids by doing the compassionate thing and the respectful thing. If our kids knew how cruel and violent these events were, I think they would actually be very disappointed in us for bringing them to these places," Fox said on the Hill Wednesday morning. READ MORE at the washingtonexaminer.com
WASHINGTON Huffington Post -- Bob Barker doesn't think "The Greatest Show On Earth" is great for animals, and he made his case on Capitol Hill. "I'd like to see Ringling Brothers closed," Barker told The Huffington Post after a press conference. "It's all animal exploitation. It's heartbreaking." READ FULL REPORT
BELOW IS THE LEGAL AGREEMENT SIGNED 11/23/2011
REQUIRING THE $270,000 FINE BE PAID
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell