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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.



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Adeline W (17)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 9:08 pm
Cirque du Soleil is doing well.
 

Patrick W (2)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 10:00 pm
It is bittersweet. It is great that animals will not be forced to perform for audiences. But it is sad to see the end of a tradition that goes back to the 1800's. I can remember when I was a kid that it was a really big deal when the circus came to town!
 

AL Lim (4)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 11:37 pm
This is great news!
Agreed, Adeline, non-animal circus acts can continue, and there is a huge audience.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 11:57 pm
Hallelujah--so overjoyed! thx Adeline
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 2:16 am
Woohoo!!! Absolutely awesome news!!!
Want to go to a circus? Cirque du Soleil!!

TY Adeline
 

Bill K (4)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 7:37 am
don't you just love it!!! years of protesting and letter writing and working to push down ticket sales and business sponsorships pays off.
 

Roro l (0)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 11:02 am
Thanks!
 

Adeline W (17)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 11:57 pm
Very happy that this circus is closing and hope all such circuses will also close.
I appreciate Cirque du Soleil and other non-animal circus acts, because the performers are doing it out of their own free will and not coerced, abused , forced to live in cages. .
 
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