Moore applauds circus choice to phase out elephant acts

March 6, 2015 10:40 AM

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District 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore called Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ decision to remove Asian elephants from their traveling circus performances by 2018, a victory for animal rights advocates everywhere.

The announcement was made Thursday through its parent company, Palmetto, Fla.-based Feld Entertainment Inc. The Ringling Bros. Circus’ last performance in Atlanta was in February.

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