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 International Circus Festivals, Monte Carlo; Warsaw
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Posted: Sep 3 2011, 10:03 AM


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The circus is coming to town and the Monaco royals are getting set for their traditional festival.

Princess Stephanie was pictured visiting elephant trainer Flavio Togni from the American Circus Troupe ahead of the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities-n...-01-2011/55529/


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Posted: Sep 4 2011, 10:52 PM


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Orig post from s4e ...

10-second video of the elephants - 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UntOLUED4Xk

Comment by bary1234 - "This is so sad ... "




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Circus street parade Saturday

As usual, a mini zoo has sprung up round the tent and the pungent smell of horse manure and elephant dung fills the genteel air of this rather salubrious district. Always controversial, the presence of animals in this circus is what sets it apart, particularly for children. The organisers, with Princess Stéphanie as a very hands-on president, argue that zoos and circuses play an important role in animal conservation and that they keep a very close eye on the welfare of the acts they invite. This year there are five animal acts featuring elephants, horses, camels and tigers.

http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.php/mona...urday-2101.html


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Italy’s Flavio Togni, last here in 1998, makes a welcome return for the first of three appearances, starting with five Indian elephants adorned with silver glitter headdresses and ridden by glamour girls wearing psychedelic-swirl catsuits.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.p...national-circus


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Posted: Jan 21 2012, 05:38 PM


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The German Casselly family perform with elephants and horses


http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/285444/2...ces-artists.htm


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January 24, 2012

Monaco's Circus Festival Slideshow

Lots of African eles and lions


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Thanks for posting, crm.
A shame to see Stephanie still supporting this abuse.
The Danish royal family patronises Circus Benneweis, and has had up-close contact with the elephants - it's "almost an established tradition" for representatives of the family to attend that circus when it is in Graasten.


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Elephants on the loose in Copenhagen traffic

The two elephants that escaped from Cirkus Benneweis to take a stroll down Borups Alle in Copenhagen this morning have been recaptured.

http://cphpost.dk/news/local/elephants-loo...enhagen-traffic


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Thanks for posting, SL.
African SONJA and Asian VANA MANA [Lars Holscher] are 2 of the 3 elephants imported into the UK in 2009 by the notorious Great British Circus aka Big Top Productions [Martin Lacey].

Once again, there is no mention of Asian DELHI, who I believe to be ailing.
I understand she has osteoarthritis in one of her front legs. Here's the info in a German article from 2008 [Google will translate]:

The elephant-drama from Kochelsee

For Delhi could not stand it anymore! "The ground was slippery and muddy. The animal was simply no support with the hind legs, "says Florian Eberl, the 2nd Commander of the fire brigade. In addition to that, the 35-year-old female elephant has arthritis in one of her front legs. 20 circus people, walkers and swimmers had already tried to help Dehli on the legs until the fire brigade arrived - but in vain.

A crane was needed to Delhi then a strap was placed around the stomach - and finally, after over an hour of hope and fear, the animal was redeemed.


http://www.tz-online.de/aktuelles/bayern/d...lsee-64840.html


Delhi was euthanased in April 2012 (Robert Bronett/Circus Scott and elephant.se database) - rest in peace, sweet lady.



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Following on the 2 posts here of 12 September 2012:

12 Sept 2012. Photo of, I believe, Lars Holscher, standing on Vana Mana's head, watched by Sonja, and this info:

Lars Hölscher to participate in the XIII International Circus Festival in Warsaw. When Circus Benneweis ends their season on Bellahoj in Copenhagen on 16 September Lars Hölscher and his elephants goes to Warsaw, where they from 22 September to 28 October will participate the 13th International Circus Festival in Warsaw (XIII Miêdzynarodowego Festiwalu Sztuki Cyrkowej). The festival is organized by the Polish Circus Zalewski.

http://www.cirkus-dk.dk/htm/news_from_denmark.htm


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2015/2016

The 24th Festival International du Cirque de Massy (France) will take place 21-24 January 2016.

The artists have yet to be announced, but the advertising poster features a lone African elephant.

https://www.facebook.com/FestivalInternatio...?type=3&theater


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The 40th Monte Carlo International Festival takes place from 14-24 January 2016.

On 30 November the Festival's Facebook posted images of the artists:

Les artistes du 40è Festival
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1...08966367&type=3


There are 3 photos of Casselly's elephants who were last at the Festival in 2012.


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40th International Circus Festival as the most prestigious circus event in the world! New bright and colorful miniature sheet of 4 stamps unveiled…

To mark the 40th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, H.S.H. Princess Stephanie asked for a miniature sheet to be issued, depicting the original posters advertising the 10th, 20th, 30th and 40th Festivals.

http://www.stampnews.com/stamps/stamps_201...t-unveiled.html


Note that the poster for the 10th Festival portrayed abuse - an elephant balancing on a ball (representing the world).
This image gives the lie to circus propaganda that the tricks elephants perform in the ring are based on natural behaviours ...



At least 2 protests are planned against the use of animals at this high-profile festival, which is fiercely patronised by the Grimaldis.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that protests have been organised.
The festival hires "trainers" who have 3 or more elephants - Errani with 3, Casselly with 4 (probably 5 this year) and the notorious Gartners with 4/5.

Cirque de Monaco: advocacy 01/16/16.

Wild animals need us! Do not allow, for our indifference, they spend their lives behind bars.
We must open our eyes to those responsible for the Principality of Monaco.
Forthcoming events at the Monaco border:
Saturday, January 16, Saturday,
January 23 (another event will be created).


http://collectifanimalier06.org/4153-2/




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40th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo From January 14 to 24, 2016 Press Release No. 4

Family René Casselly- African elephants - Golden Clown

http://www.gouv.mc/Action-Gouvernementale/...-Communique-n-4


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Promo video for Monte Carlo:

40th International Circus Festival - 14 to 24 January 2016

All winners of the Golden Clown award-winning artists and the best in recent years are found under the Fontvieille

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DawQWyWHyHY

Brief glimpse of the Casselly elephants 0:47-0:51


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A right royal ringmaster! Princess Stephanie of Monaco is the main attraction as she poses with flying acrobats and elephants at the 40th International Circus Festival

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-...l#ixzz3x9GLQEtO
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14 photos on this link:

Princess Stephanie of Monaco launches the 40th Monaco Circus Festival, January 12, 2016

Here we go again for another edition! Princess Stephanie of Monaco officially launched on Tuesday the 40th International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo.

http://www.parismatch.com/Royal-Blog/Monac...o-895653#895675

[Google translates text from French.]


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Slideshow with 32 photos on this link:

Stephanie of Monaco: She shivers in advance for a magical birthday

January in Monaco, it is invariably the season back ... elephants.
If Princess Stephanie happening throughout the year a lot of time with elephants Baby and Nepal in the field of privacy Fonbonne where she collected them, it is to those of René Cassely family and elephants and in the spotlight, it was on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.


http://www.purepeople.com/article/stephani...gique_a170843/1


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Princess Stephanie of Monaco joins in the fun as the annual Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo with acrobats and elephants rolls into town!

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And shame on David Coulhard -

The former Formula 1 driver and Vice World Champion David Coulthard today visited the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo.

[Translated from a German pro-circus blog]


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Princess Stephanie Says Animals Belong in the Circus: 'It's What People Want'

Princess Stephanie is a mom, a royal, the daughter of Princess Grace – and a passionate circus fan.

"There's no recipe for transmitting the love of circus," she told PEOPLE exclusively during the celebrations in Monaco this week of the 40th anniversary of the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival.


http://www.people.com/people/package/artic...0981106,00.html


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