Ringling Bros. Eliminating Elephant ActsThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
Animal Rights Group Settles Lawsuit With Ringling An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circusworker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.

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