Donate to a cause and get hauled into court



Ringling circus elephant and bullhookFeld Entertainment, Inc (FEI), owner of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, is attempting to coerce confidential donor lists from the animal welfare groups it has battled with for 13+ years in the DC federal courts. FEI's lawyers are doing so in an attempt to prove that the animal welfare organizations it's suing—the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Welfare Institute, Fund for Animals, Born Free USA, and the Wildlife Advocacy Project—engaged in "donor fraud" in their solicitation of funds to continue their battle to help circus elephants.

Why does it want the list of donors? Why, to reach out to them, of course...

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