Great insight into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus by David Ettlin...
"It will be hard to say goodbye when the "Greatest Show on Earth" strikes its tent for the final time this year -- well, not really a tent, since it has been playing indoors at civic arenas for nearly 60 years. But you get the idea.
"The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is dying. Its owners announced over the weekend that the show will end its 146-year run in May, a result of changing tastes in entertainment and, in large part, the animal rights movement that sent Ringling's elephant herds into retirement last year..."
Read much more here: http://ettlin.blogspot.com/2017/01/circus-taking-down-tent.html