Russian circus bears permanent torture

After three days of the whine and howl coming from the bus in a the parking lot in Chelyabinsk, Russia, the pedestrians called the police to discover jammed in cages fox, raccoons, ferrets and pigeons. And in a cramped cage, the bear was beating his head against the bars. Prisoners shouted and whined, writes KP newspaper….

Chechen lion cub needs home in Africa

Russian animal rights defenders hope to transfer little lion cub Simba (pictured) from Grozny (Chechnya) to Africa via one of the international wildlife charities. With open wounds, sick, exhausted and distraught the little patient was surrendered to one of Grozny veterinary clinics, where his owners explained that he could not bear life in cage and became self-destructive,…

Criminal tiger trade in Europe florishes

Prague, 18 July 2018 – Recent police raids in the Czech Republic as well as research by the international animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS show that tiger trade is not only an issue in Asia: The lucrative commercial trade with a highly protected species and their parts is happening right in the centre of Europe as…

Circus elephant killed in Spain

One elephant died and two others were injured when a circus truck carrying five of the animals crashed in southeastern Spain, official sources confirmed. Sad news! Elephant dies from accident in circus lorry, two more elephants were injured. The accident occurred on a highway in Spain on Monday. https://t.co/rzHCQN6h5b — FOUR PAWS (@fourpawsint) April 3,…

Paris: escaped circus tiger executed

News of the tiger’s escape came after Paris’ public transport authority, RATP, briefly closed down a tramline in the 15th arrondissement, according to France Info – the public radio that broke the news. Two eyewitnesses told the radio station said they saw the tiger descend onto the tracks. “At first, we thought it was a technical incident,”…

Spanish cirucus surrenders two lions

A Spanish circus has agreed to hand over all its animals to end using them in performances. The two lions from the circus have since been rehomed at the AAP Primadomus Foundation, located near Alicante. This is considered an unprecedented step forward in a country which is believed to have 10 registered circuses with wild…