end circus cruelty

Alligator wrestling act in town this week shows urgent need for ordinance

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 02-18-2016 under OPINION

Imagine you’re on a walk through Grand Rapids. On your walk, you start to hear a commotion in the distance; lots of cheering, and yelling. The closer you get, the louder the cheers and chants, and you quickly realize this is all happening just...

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Campaign to End Circus Cruelty Heats Up

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

We’re a nation of animal lovers, are we not? Jon Dunn and Kolene Allen, the force behind the campaign End Circus Cruelty, believe so. People care a great deal about the furry critters they feed, give a home to and insist on calling family. It...

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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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