What is that picture you see when someone pronounces the six letter word CIRCUS?
Colour, magic and a cute fancy dress competition of smiling elephants. Right?
Unfortunately, none of them are really smiling ever.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was started in 1919 and it’s been close to 146 years since they have been using animals to entertain. Finally, after much fire, the CEO Of Feld Entertainment made the announcement of its performance this year.
“I have made the difficult business decision that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will hold its final performances in May of this year,” CEO Kenneth Feld said.
But the decision came too soon because according to Feld, ever since the elephants were phased out, there was a dramatic drop in ticket sales. Before drawing the final curtains, the Ringling Bros., will perform 30 shows across the United States between now and May.
“We don’t agree with the way the animals are dressed to do their tricks. We prefer to give jobs to human beings,” said Pierre Parisien from the renowned Quebec troupe that has inspired a circus renaissance around the globe.
What do you think, will India follow suit?