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Cop"s insight on elephants makes council forget bad idea

2008-02-06 - Minneapolis, United States. Katherine Kersten

Last Friday, Minneapolis City Council Member Ralph Remington was on his animal rights soapbox, declaring at the council meeting that banning elephant rides was a moral imperative. As inspired orators often do, Remington reached for a prop an elephant guide, or bull hook, and waved the supposed instrument of punishment about. But Remington has an adversary who knows bull hook bull when he hears it. He's the circus cop: Sgt. Tim Davison of the Minneapolis Police Department, a Shriner who has repre...


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The council considered an outright ban on wild circus animals during its Friday meeting, but opted instead for increased requirements for the animal

Mpls. City Council Votes Against Circus Animal Ban

2008-02-01 - Minneapolis, United States.

You once again ride an elephant in Minneapolis after the City Council made last-minute changes to a proposed set of regulations for circus animals. The council considered an outright ban on wild circus animals during its Friday meeting, but opted instead for increased requirements for the animals care. The new requirements were approved 11-2 and require city inspectors to check how a circus treats its animals in another city before it arrives in Minneapolis.


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Mpls. to vote on circus animal regulations

2008-02-01 - Minneapolis, United States. Nicole Muehlhausen

The circus may not come to the Twin Cities for much longer if the Minneapolis City Council votes to place heavy restrictions on the shows. On Friday, the council votes on a plan to increase animal regulations at circuses. The Shriners have threatened to cancel it’s circus show at the Target Center in October. At about eight to 10 dollars each, elephant rides bring in a lot of money for circuses. A new City Council measure could ban those wild animal rides.


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City may ban elephant rides; circus might stay away. Shriners threaten to leave town if City Council approves changes to circus animal ordinance.

2008-01-30 - Minneapolis, United States. TERRY COLLINS, Star Tribune

Minneapolis' attempt to protect circus animals may run them out of town. A new ordinance would allow elephants in circuses, but kids would no longer be able to ride or touch them. If that happens, the show may not go on. "We'll seriously consider leaving the city if we can't do elephant rides," said Tim Davison, the Minneapolis Shriners' assistant circus chairman. Elephant rides are a highlight and a moneymaker of the annual fall circus shows at Target Center, which are the group's principal fun...


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Standoff in Minnesota Over Elephant Rides

2008-01-30 - Minneapolis, United States. Mike Nizza

A childhood rite of passage may be banned in Minneapolis on Friday, when according to The Minnesota Star Tribune, the city council is expected to vote on an unusual issue: elephant rides. Leading the charge is a council member named Ralph Remington, who failed to push through a tougher measure last year that would’ve banned wild-animal circuses from the city. In both cases, public safety and animal cruelty were cited, two worries brought to him by an advocacy group based in Minnesota called Ci...


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Minneapolis City Council avoids circus animal ban

2007-09-21 - Minneapolis, United States. DAVID HANNERS

With a council chamber packed by zealots, schoolchildren, executives in fezzes and a guy with a sign saying the president should be impeached, the Minneapolis City Council on Friday declined to ban circuses from the city. The council spent two hours debating the proposed ordinance, then decided to send alternative legislation, which would regulate, not ban, circus animals, back to a committee for more tweaking. As debate and time dragged on, discussing motions, amendments, alternative motions, e...


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An elephant from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus exits a train car in Chicago, as the circus prepares for a performance. Circus critics say the animals have inadequate space and ventilation as they travel across the country in trains.

Minneapolis may become ringleader in circus animal protection

2007-09-12 - Minneapolis, United States. Brandt Williams

The Minneapolis City Council takes up an issue not usually on its agenda: the safety of circus animals. A proposal before the council would ban wild animal circuses in the city. While some say its the way to prevent animal cruelty, other council members say the move is misguided. The proposed circus animal ban will face opposition on the council. Councilmembers Paul Ostrow and Betsy Hodges are pushing a substitute ordinance that forgoes an all-out ban in favor of tighter restrictions for circus ...


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Circus animals: Entertaining or inhumane? Circus animals won"t be performing in Minneapolis any more if a proposed ban passes the City Council

2007-03-11 - Minneapolis, United States. John Reinan

Lions and tigers and bears, no way. And no elephants, either, if Minneapolis joins about two dozen cities nationwide in banning wild circus animals. Bans on circus animals have been enacted in a number of North American cities, including Stamford, Conn.; Boulder, Colo., and Burlington, Vt. But proposed bans have failed in several larger cities, including Seattle, Denver, Winnipeg and Edmonton, Alberta. It's unthinkable to have a circus without wild animals, said Tom Albert, a spokesman for Feld ...


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8 Headlines about Elephants from Minneapolis2008-02-06 - Minneapolis, United States - Cop"s insight on elephants makes council forget bad idea 2008-02-01 - Minneapolis, United States - Mpls. City Council Votes Against Circus Animal Ban 2008-02-01 - Minneapolis, United States - Mpls. to vote on circus animal regulations 2008-01-30 - Minneapolis, United States - City may ban elephant rides; circus might stay away. Shriners threaten to leave town if City Council approves changes to circus animal ordinance. 2008-01-30 - Minneapolis, United States - Standoff in Minnesota Over Elephant Rides 2007-09-21 - Minneapolis, United States - Minneapolis City Council avoids circus animal ban 2007-09-12 - Minneapolis, United States - Minneapolis may become ringleader in circus animal protection 2007-03-11 - Minneapolis, United States - Circus animals: Entertaining or inhumane? Circus animals won"t be performing in Minneapolis any more if a proposed ban passes the City Council

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