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It’s the cruelest show on earth and now it will have a celebrity audience.

Ringling Bros. circus had a star studded event last night. The performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn included  actors Anna Sophia Robb, star of “The Carrie Diaries”, Jenny McCarthy from “The View”, Bridget Moynahan from “Blue Bloods”, Chris Noth from “The Good Wife”,  Dylan Wash from “Nip/Tuck”, Bethenny Frankel, and designer Cynthia Rowley among a long list of celebrities in the audience.

Maybe these celebs just haven’t seen the videos of animals being tortured to learn their moves or the cruel tactics used by Ringling Bros. to train their elephants, horses, zebras and tigers. Maybe they don’t know about the confinement of these animals as they are shipped from city to city, never having a moment to behave like a normal animal. Perhaps if we show it to them, they’ll have the good sense to do like other animal loving celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Ashley Judd and Paul McCartney and boycott the circus.

Below is a list of all celebrities who were  in attendance. How about tweeting them, educating them on the horrid circus ways and urging them not to attend the Ringling Bros show?

Anna Sophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries), @robbannasophia

Jenny McCarthy (The View), @JennyMcCarthy

Chris Noth (The Good Wife)

Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), @bridgetmoynahan

Jill Hennessy (The Good Wife, Law & Order), @JillHennessy

Bethenny Frankel (Bethenny), @Bethenny

Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire)

Kyle Maclachlan (Desperate Housewives), @Kyle_MacLachlan

Paula Zahn (CNN), @DiscoveryID

Tracy Anderson (Fitness Guru, Tracy Anderson Method), @TracyAnderson

Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull)

Cynthia Rowley (Fashion Designer), @Cynthia_Rowley

Dylan Wash (Nip/Tuck)

Jake T. Austin (The Fosters), @JakeTAustin

Irina Pantaeva (Supermodel)

Caroline Manzo (The Real Housewives of New Jersey), @CarolineManzo

Jacqueline Laurita (The Real Housewives of New Jersey), @JacLaurita

Kelly Bensimon (The Real Housewives of New York), @kellybensimon

Kimberly Chandler (Philanthropist/wife of Tyson Chandler, @TysonChandler)

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

  • Trishamuse

    They’re not celebs….they are supporters of Animal Abuse….hell mend their empty souls !!!

  • Dogmother

    Circus animals are enslaved for the sole purpose of entertainment. It’s not morally right to accept their misery as a trade off for a few minutes of amusement,– how frivolous! We don’t need to use animals for our
    entertainment, nor should we as a civilized society.

    God did not design tigers to live in boxes and elephants to live in shackles their entire lives, like they do in the circus. In their homelands, elephants and tigers run, roam 20 miles a day, interact with their own species, scratch themselves on trees, forage for food, and swim and play in streams and ponds. They cannot do any of these natural, normal activities when they are relegated to endure a life of unnatural confinement and torment in the circus.

    Even if it may be tradition, there are traditions that have been and should be ended. ‘“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.” ~ Alice Walker “

  • Kimberly S.

    tweeted them all, thanks for sharing!

  • justme

    A day of fun for the people is a LIFETIME of MISERY for these animals. Stop the abuse!

  • Jasmine

    Another reason why many people hate animal rights activists. They bash people who enjoy the circus, zoo, aquariums, etc. and some are there for education, to learn about animals. There are also circuses without animals. Why can’t you people give this much love and support to a child in Africa dying of starvation instead of an elephant? I understand that animals have rights too, but innocent people shouldn’t be called evil for enjoying a circus show, or eating meat, because it sounds insane. We are human, after all, and most of us eat meat. I agree animals shouldn’t be in circus shows if they are being beaten, but attacking people for it isn’t the answer. Maybe if you guys approached this issue non-aggressively, people will listen.

    • trishamuse

      ….are you for Real ….animals are not there for our entertainment !! We exploit animals in every way possible…including experimentation. You need to educate yourself before trying to justify animal abuse ….i’ts because of people like you that abuse is allowed to continue !!!!

    • Paddo

      This article is about the incredibly cruel treatment that a particular company inflicts on animals – treatment that includes systematic beating and lonely confinement for decades. If this sort of article informs more people about that sort of behaviour that is a good thing.

      What this article has NOTHING to do with, is your defensiveness or not about meat-eating or any other tangential issue. It also says nothing about whether people who take an interest in animal welfare also show ‘love and support to a child in Africa dying’. In my experience, many people who have opinions about ethical animal treatment also care about other issues of justice. To dismiss one ethical failing by saying ‘well what about another ethical failing?’ is a flawed approach in my opinion. What exactly are you doing to ‘love and support to a child in Africa dying’, and are you doing that constantly, and all the time, before you do any other good in your life?

      Finally, I don’t see how a public awareness campaign conducted through a popular online outlet is aggressive or violent. Seems to me like a good way to try to get people to listen.

      • Paola Paniagua

        Paddo’s a baller.

  • Joanne Veaudry Marsh

    Demoralizing. Sad. People need to wake up to HOW a wild animal becomes used like this. Watch the videos that break their spirits! Google. I can’t stand to see the images. I pray Circuses and Zoos lose SO MUCH PROFIT that they are FORCED to close down! We who stand up for their rights will CHANGE THE WORLD!

  • Paola Paniagua

    Good idea, thanks for sharing :D