Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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  • Art Museum Research Paper

    The State Art Museum of Florida, known as The Ringling , was once owned by one of the wealthiest men of the Roaring twenties, John Ringling. This museum is located in Sarasota, Florida and houses some of the most prominent works of art representing the culture and time of Europe back then and still continues to grow to this day. It opened it doors to the public in 1931, which was two years after the death of John’s wife Mable, hoping it would “promote education and art appreciation, especially among our young people.” John Ringling owned and operated a circus with four of his six brothers and it’s name was the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. While he gained great success with the circus he developed a voracious passion for…

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  • Ban The Bullhook Analysis

    Ban the Bullhook, written by Huffington Post is an article spreading awareness on an important protection measure for elephants. Recently the California Senate has had a tremendous amount of feedback regarding this issue that pertains to elephants currently being held in captive. The bullhook is used frequently to inflict pain on elephants in attempts to control them using nothing but fear. The bullhook, also referred to as the “guide” that looks like a long thin pole with a point out of the…

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  • Wild Animals In Captivity

    animal rights and welfare; however, many forget that traveling circuses are just as much at fault. Coming into one’s hometown once or twice a year, the traditional circus puts on a ‘spectacular show’ using wild animals as part of the main attractions. In essence, they serve as the living props for the actors and actresses that run the show. Among these animals, the most iconic of them all, are the Asian and African elephants. Generations of Americans have come to know…

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  • Essay On Wildlife In Captivity

    Wildlife in Captivity Throughout the years, we have been made to believe that wildlife in entertainment is fascinating. However, what we do not know, is the way these animals are being treated behind closed doors. Since 1959, SeaWorld has made it seem, as if it is an incredible place for their marine animals. Though, what SeaWorld does not advertise, is how these animals have been captured by SeaWorld’s own poachers. Now SeaWorld is not the only entertainment park that exploits their wild…

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  • The Importance Of The Public Sphere

    Barnum made his first investment in what he called, Barnum’s American Museum. He had everything a typical museum would have, from paintings to sculptures to mummified bodies. Arguably, the most popular installment at P.T. Barnum’s museum was the Feejee Mermaid. Barnum claimed that he had found a mermaid and was exhibiting it at his museum. Evidently, this brought hundreds of people to the Barnum American Museum eager to see what this mermaid looked like. They could hardly believe that such a…

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  • Circus Animals Research Paper

    Popcorn is thrown at them. Cheers arose from the crowd as the torture on the tiger increases. Whips lash onto the tiger’s fur, scarring them for life. That mark will forever stay as a reminder of the cruel circus acts that tigers have to go through. When tigers are used for human amusement tigers are affected in circuses, cages, and captivity. Tigers in circuses are affected in many ways.Circus tigers are not treated well and don’t have good lives. Circus tigers are often beaten or starved if…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Should Animals Do In Circuses?

    Should animals perform in circuses? Would you ever feel happy if your freedom all of the sudden is snatched away by an unknown entity and is forced to forever do their bidding? Would you ever feel at ease if suddenly you were taken away from your family knowing that you could never see them again until the end of time? And just imagine, how would it feel like to be embarrassed in front of hundreds if not thousands of people doing tricks that could bring harm to your body? Certainly never we…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Use Of Animals In Entertainment

    Animals have existed as a part of the circus since long time ago. Circus is one of the place where these innocent animals are treated brutally and unwell, but people did not realize this and they are continually going to circus to feel entertained until today. The audience did not know that this innocent animals are mistreated behind the screen. Animals are not made for humans and it exist in the world for its own reasons (Alice Walker, n.d). Forcing animals to perform in circuses is an example…

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  • Analysis Of After Seaworld, A Blackfish Effect On Circuses And Zoos

    The article “After SeaWorld, a ‘Blackfish effect’ on circuses and zoos?” by Kelly Wallace has gotten a lot of people feeling mixed emotions. In this article it says, “the public has completely changed its opinion on exploiting and killing animals for entertainment.” In SeaWorld animals are being killed and parents are not ok with this. This is no longer fun and educational for their kids. SeaWorld has banned the use of the bullhook which is a tool that helps handle and train the elephants. This…

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  • Topsy Elephant Abuse Case Study

    In 2011 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus agreed to pay a $270,000 fine after facing charges from the USDA, the United States Department of Agriculture. The corporation did not admit wrongdoing after settling says Reuters who wrote the report for the New York Times on this case (1). The corporation is justifying their decision to pay as purely business with their show adapting to what people want and are interested in seeing. The mistreatment that elephants face in the show is often…

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