Can the Circus Go On Without Elephants? Ringling Bets It Can
"Work on “Out of This World” began roughly two years ago, long before Feld Entertainment announced in March 2015 that it would phase out elephants nationwide because so many cities (Los Angeles among them) had banned the use of related training equipment. “We saw this as an opportunity to evolve the Ringling Brothers brand,” Ms. Feld said in an interview. “We have always changed our show, adding new themes and bringing in new performers. But this was about doing something drastic.” She quickly added that the company paid attention “to the tradition of circus, which is about seeing these incredible humans and animals coming together to show audiences what’s possible.”" ‎- JustDuckie