News

Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Its Final Show

After 146 years in operation, the circus company will finally stop exploiting wild animals for entertainment.

On Sunday, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform its final show—referred to by animal-rights groups as “The Cruelest Show on Earth”—at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island in New York. “For the last time, Ringling’s lions, tigers, camels, and other captive animals will enter the ring and be forced to perform demeaning and unnatural tricks,” international animal-rights group Last Chance for Animals’ Founder Chris DeRose said. “It’s a momentous occasion that took the animal-rights movement more than three decades to achieve.” Last May, Ringling Bros. removed elephants from performances and shortly thereafter, announced that falling ticket sales, a shift in public perception of circuses, and pressure from animal-rights groups forced the circus to close after 146 years in operation. Due to the efforts of various organizations worldwide, many countries—including Mexico, Iran, and The Netherlands—have banned the use of animals in traveling circuses. A federal bill entitled the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act was introduced to the House of Representatives with the hope that the US government would ban the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment nationwide.

More News

Al Gore's New "Resign Trump" Video Promotes Veganism

A new viral video interview with the eco-warrior politician promotes consuming a plant-based diet to fight climate change.
Read More »

Upscale Toronto Eatery Opens Spinoff Vegan Burger Spot

Planta Burger will take over a shuttered fish restaurant as the latest installment of the plant-based restaurant expansion of Chase Hospitality Group.
Read More »

New Vegan Group Launches to Promote Diversity

Nonprofit organization Encompass aims to build an inclusive animal-rights movement to help veganism achieve its maximum potential.
Read More »

World's Largest Meat Company Profits Drop 80 Percent

Troubled Brazilian meat giant JBS reports massive dip in earnings after global meat scandal.
Read More »

New Plant-Based Culinary Course Comes to Florida

McFatter Technical School launches its first plant-based cooking course to prepare future chefs to work in the growing plant-based restaurant industry.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »