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Ringling Bros. Circus 'Finally Bows to Public Opinion,' to End Run in May

Announcement seen as 'a sign that any industry—including farms, labs, and circuses—that commits violence against animals is destined to fail'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·

In 'Game Changing' Move, SeaWorld Finally Ends its Orca Breeding Program

After years of pressure and protest from animal rights advocates, SeaWorld will make its current population of whales the 'last generation' in captivity

Nika Knight, staff writer ·

SeaWorld Admits Using Employees to Spy on Animal Rights Activists

Admission by CEO follows 2015 claim made by PETA

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

NC Ag-Gag Law Criminalizes Whistleblowing 'Across All Sectors,' Charges Suit

Rights advocates say the new law 'is one of the most appalling overt attempts to silence whistleblowers' to date

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·

SeaWorld to End Orca Shows—But Not Captivity of 'Incredible Creatures'

Animal rights activists say move is motivated by mounting protests as well as tanking profits

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·

Groups Challenge Wyoming's 'Downright Un-American' Censorship Laws

State laws place citizen scientists and advocacy groups 'in jeopardy for acting to protect public health, the environment, and animal welfare'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·

Repulsed by Animal Cruelty, Attendance (and Profits) at SeaWorld Plummet

"People don't want to watch abused animals being forced to perform pointless circus tricks," says animal rights group

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·