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One of America's circus companies will soon end performing elephants in its . The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it would stop by 2018. All the 43 animals it uses will be moved to an animal centre. The creatures will retire . The decision came after from the public. One hundred years ago, people thought it was OK for animals to perform for . However, things are today. People are more about the animals. The circus will continue to use animals, such as camels, dogs, horses, lions and tigers.

Animal rights have criticised circuses for many . A spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals explained that elephants have a life in circuses. She said: "Many of the elephants are arthritic, and many have tuberculosis." She said they should retire . Many in the USA have banned the of elephants. This makes it hard for circuses to go around the . Owners of the Ringling Brothers circus said it was not to stop using their elephants. They understood that there has been a "mood " among the public.

 
 

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