Ringling Bros. Elephants Quit Showbiz, Join The Fight Against Cancer
The Ringling Bros. circus elephants will retire Sunday. The company faced animal cruelty accusations for years.By Ben Lawson | April 30, 2016
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants are making their final appearance Sunday.
Feld Entertainment, the company that owns the Ringling Bros., decided to phase the elephants out after accusations the methods used to train the elephants were cruel. Some places have also enacted laws banning the bullhook, the controversial device used to train the elephants.
The company originally announced they would retire elephants by 2018, but it moved up that timetable earlier this year.