Amid Increased Pressure Ringling Bros. Retiring All Elephant Acts This SpringThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.
San Francisco Supervisors Propose Ban On Wild & Exotic Animals For Entertainment PurposesA group of San Francisco supervisors has proposed a ban on wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes. The ban would apply to movie shoots, circus acts and street performers, although domesticated horses are exempt.
Ringling Bros. Circus To End Elephant Acts By 2018The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, said the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the animals' treatment.
Asian Elephant 'Bertie Mae' Dies At Six Flags Discovery KingdomBertie Mae, a female Asian elephant at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, died at the age of 34.
Elephant Meat Bound For Fresno Seized At AirportU.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Los Angeles have made some unusual seizures, including elephant meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made from the skin of snakes, lizards and crocodiles.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Elephant Dies At 71Six Flags Discovery Kingdom employees were sad to say goodbye to their beloved Asian elephant, Taj, who died on Monday at age 71, making her the oldest elephant in a North American facility at the time of her death, according to the park.