Open letter to our leaders: time to prohibit use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Matthew C. Halteman)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under OPINION

I recently sent the following letter to the Mayor and our City Commissioners as part of the End Circus Cruelty campaign, in which a significant and rapidly growing number of concerned Grand Rapidians are asking the city to pass an ordinance that...

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John Ball Zoo unveils new tiger exhibit

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On June 14, a new tiger exhibit entitled “Crawford Tigers of the Realm” opened for public viewing at the John Ball Zoo. The zoo has been without tigers since 2009, when a female tiger was moved to Roosevelt Park Zoo following the death...

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Grand Rapids, it's time to send the circus packing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under OPINION

As the city celebrates everything that is great about West Michigan during ArtPrize, a traveling sideshow of cruelty overshadows the festivities.   Elephants, lions and tigers are calling the Van Andel Arena parking lot home this week. Before...

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