February 8, 2016
Elephants Retire Early
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will no longer include performing elephants.
Asian elephants trained to spin in circles, stand on their heads, and dance have performed in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus for the past 145 years. But that will soon come to an end. Last month, the circus announced that it would retire all of its elephants this year—that’s earlier than the 2018 deadline they’d originally planned...