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Ringling Bros. Circus to Halt Elephant Acts in May

The elephant acts that have been part of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows for more than a century will end in May, earlier than their previously announcement retirement, the circus' parent company said on Monday. The circus has been targeted by animal welfare groups that accused it of mistreating the elephants, a key symbol of the spectacle billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth." Many local governments also have added regulations making it harder for the...

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