Let TNT Know What You Think of Its Ringling Bros. Reality Show

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Originally Posted: 26 Jun 2010

Let TNT Know What You Think of Its Ringling Bros. Reality Show

FROM Born Free USA

Contact the executives at TNT who are responsible for producing and airing a "reality" show on Ringling Bros. and urge them to abandon their plans to air this show.

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Recently, cable station Turner Network Television (TNT) announced plans to air a reality show featuring Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The show will send TNT’s cameras inside the Ringling train as it travels from city to city, in what will likely amount to nothing more than a lengthy Ringling commercial.

The reality is that Ringling Bros. circus animals may spend up to 11 months of the year traveling, caged or chained for upwards of 26 hours at a time, enduring extreme conditions, and forced to perform unnatural tricks which they may also find painful.

This will likely not be the reality portrayed in the TNT show. Unfortunately, this show will become another marketing vehicle for Ringling. Bros. as it reaches into the homes of millions of viewers across the country — many of whom may be unaware of the sad reality of the living and training conditions experienced by the animal performers.


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