Feld Entertainment, parent company of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced they will end their elephant acts by 2018.

This is terrific news as far as I'm concerned. There is nothing as sad as seeing an elephant chained to a post in the back tents of a circus. These are majestic beings and I have never been comfortable watching them "perform" at a circus, or any other animal park.

It is one of the great shames of this world that elephants are slaughtered for their tusks, or made to parade in zombie like fashion for the "enjoyment" of the public.

In an article in USA Today, Ringling Bros. says "the 13 elephants  that are now part of the Ringling Bros. shows will be sent to the circus' Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida by 2018, joining over 40 others."

I congratulate Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on this decision. Some might say they are late taking this course of action, but we should recognize things that are moving in the right direction.

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