circuses

5.13.15

The History of Tattooed Ladies from Freakshows to Reality TV

We talked to academic Anni Irish about how tattooed women have been objectified and fetishized since the days of the 19th century.

5.12.15

PETA Says 'Pay To Play' Scheme Allows Circuses and Big Game Hunters to Import Endangered Animals

The animal rights group has filed a lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service, alleging the agency allows the importation of endangered rhinos and elephants in exchange for donations to conservations groups.

10.1.14

It's Curtains for the World's Oldest Touring Circus After Mexico Passes Animal Law

The 126-year-old Atayde Brothers circus abruptly called it quits Sunday, leaving the fates of dozens of animals and performers in doubt.