Save the elephants

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has transitioned its remaining circus elephants to a Florida-based facility focused on conservation, care and research. Credit: Arthur T. LaBar, FlickrCC.

    Why did Ringling Brothers stop using elephants in its circus performances?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss / EarthTalk After enduring years of criticism from animal rights activists, Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, announced in March 2015 that it would phase out the use of endangered Asian elephants in its circus performances within three years....
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    Save the Elephants

    Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer / EarthTalk What is being done to save elephants around the world? I understand that these magnificent creatures are teetering on the brink of extinction. – Millie Vicente, San Jose, CA In just one decade between 1979 and 1989, half of all Africa’s elephants were lost...