PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The final performance for elephants at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus took place on Sunday night. This after years of pressure from animal rights groups.
The greatest show on earth is letting go of its biggest performers. Eleven Asian elephants, performing their last head stands, and taking their final bows. Ending a 200-year spectacle that has enthralled fans and enraged animal activists for years.
Kenneth Feld is chairman of the parent company who owns Ringling Brothers.
"It is a bittersweet decision, there is no question about that, but it is the best thing. And we felt this was the right time to do it," he said.