|The circus of the stars. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus ends.|
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus is ending its run after 147 years.
The Greatest Show on Earth is ending. The historic American circus was very popular. It got a lot of flack after videos surfaced of mistreatment of wildlife began appearing on social media.
Kenneth Fled, the CEO of Feld Entertainment said that the final show will be in May.
The declining ticket sales were the reason. Of course, the decision to end its elephant act was also a factor according to Feld.
The circus began phasing out the elephant shows after animal rights groups continue to hammer on about the mistreatment.
I remember seeing the circus train pass through Dayton in 2011. It was a once in a lifetime to see the train pass through your community. At the time, I was trying to rekindle a relationship with a woman who was waste of my time.
I remember going to the circus in 1987 when I was young. Vaguely remembered it.was at the University of Dayton Arena.