Ringling Bros. circus to stop elephant acts by 2018

By Colleen Jenkins

(Reuters) – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will eliminate its elephant acts – long an integral part of the spectacle billed as “The Greatest Show on Earth” – by 2018 amid criticism by animal welfare activists, the circus’ parent company said on Thursday.

Feld Entertainment said the 13 Asian elephants used in its traveling shows will live at the company’s 200-acre (81- hectare) Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida after they are retired over the next three years …

Reuters – Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:11pm IST

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Published by „the fellbeißer“© (March 05, 2015)

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