Many of the elephants with Ringling are painfully arthritic or have tuberculosis, so their retirement day needs to come now. If Ringling is serious about this decision, then it needs to end its use of elephants NOW
Ringling Bros. Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. Feld Entertainment, told The Ass.Press exclus. that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.