Quick Hit: Ringling Bros Removes Elephant Acts Due to Animal Welfare Concerns

As is probably indicative of my friend group, I’ve been emailed this article by at least five different people. But THIS IS SO EXCITING!

The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

We still have work to do though, friends. See below:

Other animals, however, will still be seen under the big top. The 145-year-old circus says that it will continue to showcase, horses, dogs, tigers and other animals in its performances.

To learn more about the Alliance’s efforts regarding Animals in Entertainment, click here.

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