THE CLOWNS, ANIMAL ACTS AND ACROBATS OF THE STORIED RINGLING BROS AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS ARE TAKING THEIR FINAL BOW AT AN ARENA OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY ON SUNDAY IN THE FAREWELL PERFORMANCE OF THE “GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH” AFTER NEARLY 150 YEARS
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Capping a legacy that stretches back to the legendary 19th century showman P.T. Barnum, the circus bids adieu at a series of shows this weekend at newly refurbished Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on New York’s Long Island.
The final show on Sunday evening was a sell-out and a worldwide audience can watch the event via a live stream on the Ringling website. The finale, announced by parent Feld Entertainment Inc in January, comes a year after the company bowed to pressure from animal rights activists and agreed to stop using elephants in its performances. A featured attraction for more than a century, the elephants had come to symbolize the Ringling Bros brand.
Feld decided to fold up the tent as a result of high operating costs combined with lower ticket sales, it said in a statement at the time. After phasing out the elephants, the owner said, the decline in attendance was “greater than could have been anticipated.”
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Although it retired its elephants, Ringling Bros continued to showcase tigers, lions, horses, dogs and camels until the end, despite fierce criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
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“Circuses around the world that beat Ringling to the punch in making the decision to stop using animals are thriving. But Ringling stonewalled for decades,” PETA said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.
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The circus has long defended its treatment of animals as humane. “Our audiences today loved seeing horses, dogs and two very talented 700-pound pigs,” Feld spokesman Stephen Payne said on Sunday.
In December, Ringling Bros named Kristen Michelle Wilson as the first female ringmaster in its 146-year history. In making her the 39th person to play the role of circus host, Feld said it was taking a step toward modernizing the circus.
The 13 Asian elephants used in Ringling’s two touring companies were phased out and retired to the company’s 200-acre (81 hectare) Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Florida.
Fewer than 40,000 Asian elephants remain in the wild. About 250 are in captivity in the United States, 26 of which were born in the past 20 years at Ringling facilities. source