Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus has a long history of abuse. As early as 1929, John Ringling ordered the execution of a majestic bull elephant named Black Diamond after the elephant killed a woman who had been in the crowd as he was paraded through a Texas city, not unlike the parade outside of the Long Island Childrens' Museum.
- Improper handling of dangerous animals
- Failure to provide adequate veterinary care to animals, including an elephant with a large swelling on her leg, a camel with bloody wounds, and a camel injured on train tracks
- Causing trauma, behavioral stress, physical harm, and unnecessary discomfort to two elephants who sustained injuries when they ran amok during a performance
- Endangering tigers who were nearly baked alive in a boxcar because of poor maintenance of their enclosures
- Failure to test elephants for tuberculosis
- Unsanitary feeding practices