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Ringling Bros. circus to stop using elephants in traveling shows
Ringling Bros. circus to stop using elephants in traveling shows

For decades, the beloved tent spectacular known as the "Greatest Show on Earth" has featured elephants and other wild animals in its circus acts. On Thursday, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus made a surprise announcement that it plans to phase out elephants from its traveling circus performances over the next three years.  Feld Entertainment, the Florida-based company that owns Ringling, said that 13 Asian elephants currently traveling with the three Ringling Bros. circus units will be relocated to the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida by 2018. The 13 elephants will join the rest of the Ringling...

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