Mehla Shriners Circus brings back animal acts, PETA whines

Last year Melha Shriners Circus decided to nix using animals in its circus acts. The organization did so in light of other circuses coming under fire for using animals in their acts due to allegations of animal cruelty being brought to light in other circuses. After not using animals for a year turned out to…

PETA sets UniverSoul Circuses in its crosshairs

After claiming success for the closing of Ringling Brothers circuses, People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) now sets its sights on a new target: UniverSoul Circus. The group lists UniverSoul circus as number two of the eight worst circuses and, according to the Winston-Salem Journal, has taken its harassment campaign…

Ohio circus cancelled after gun threats

Multiple shooting threats made to a Chagrin Valley circus forced its closure today. According to WKYC TV news, the Kelly Miller Family Circus was scheduled for two performances July 27 but cancelled after receiving gun violence threats the town’s South Russell Village Park. Unfortunately, according to police, the calls were not recorded nor could the…