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Ringling Bros Circus to CLOSE
Offbeat  (tags: animals, animal welfare, circus, culture, elephants abused, animal rights, lions, tigers )

Adeline
- 337 days ago - abcnews.go.com
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close forever in May. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.
Elephant Trainer Beats Australian Tourist - Police
Offbeat  (tags: australian tourists, beaten, elephants abused, police, ma )

Simone
- 2559 days ago - smh.com.au
An enraged Thai elephant trainer beat an Australian tourist with a hooked stick after the man criticised him for using elephants to milk cash from tourists, Thai police said.
Ringling Protesters Out in Force
Offbeat  (tags: protesters, outraged, ringling bros, animal abusers, elephants abused, protests )

Simone
- 2640 days ago - peta.org
least four elephants traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are suffering from foot ailments and arthritis--the leading reasons for euthanasia in captive elephants
   

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