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

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

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