After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May
The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.
They are looking for homes for the animals….I’d take an elephant, but they are already gone, the elephant act was retired last year because of a lawsuit with PETA.
So the leftists win one.
A circus without animals is just a bunch of jugglers and acrobats punctuated by clowns
The elephants are not gone. They still owned by Feld Inc., which owns Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus. The elephants are at Feld Inc.'s – The Center For Elephant Conservation, see: http://www.ringlingelephantcenter.com/ and http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150916-ringling-circus-elephants-florida-center/. As for the law suit(s), I believe the article says they never lost any of the law suits filed by groups like PETA.
All the best,