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One of the largest circus companies in the USA will soon no longer performing elephants as part of its shows. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it would using elephants by 2018. All the 43 animals it currently will be to an animal conservation centre in Florida. There, the giant creatures will out their retirement. The decision after a lot of protests from the public. One hundred years ago, people it was OK for animals to to please humans. However, the world different today and people are more worried about the lives of the animals. The circus will to use other animals, such as camels, dogs, horses, lions and tigers.

Circuses have been for many years by animal rights activists and the public who about the treatment of animals. Jessica Johnson, a spokeswoman for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) how elephants have a bad life in circuses. She : "Many of the elephants are painfully arthritic, and many have tuberculosis, so their retirement day to come now." Many cities and towns in the USA have the use of elephants for entertainment. This has made it hard for circuses to around the country. Owners of the circus company said the decision to using elephants was not easy but that: "There's somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers."

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