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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The 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.

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The 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.

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, feeds Alana and Icky at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant …

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, Kenneth Feld, left, CEO of Feld Entertainment Inc., and his daughters, from right, Juliette, Alana, and Nicole, feed elephants Alana and Icky at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling …

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

This undated aerial photo provided by Feld Entertainment Inc., shows the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Feld Entert…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

This undated aerial photo provided by Feld Entertainment Inc., shows the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Feld Entert…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, elephants Icky, right, and Alana stand together at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. …

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, four-year-old Asian elephant April rings bell during Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circuspre-show at Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tenn. The circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The A…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Jan. 3, 2015 photo provided by Feld Entertainment Inc., elephants perform at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Feld…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, palm trees tower over a sign leading into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, elephants Mike, right, and Angelica walk in their pen at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by …

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, a performer waves as elephants with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show, pause for a photo opportunity in front of the Capitol in Washington, on their way to the Verizon Center, to promote the show coming to town. The Ringling Bros. and B…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, a male elephant scratches on the bars of his pen at the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, elephant Angelica is seen at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

This just in from Karyn Zoldan —

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Matching donations sought for trap-neuter-return project

Matching donations sought for trap-neuter-return project

Pima Animal Care Center needs $10,000 to support cat program.

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“Primp Your Pit” — $20 spay/neuter for pit bull mixes

“Primp Your Pit” — $20 spay/neuter for pit bull mixes

Here's a deal too important to miss.

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Arizona women arrested for animal cruelty, neglect

Arizona women arrested for animal cruelty, neglect

One case involves alleged abuse of miniature horses.

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