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Ringling is returning with an animal-free circus. Will you go?

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will return without animal acts after years of pressure from animal rights activists.

Asian elephants perform for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. AP Photo/Bill Sikes

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming back.

However, there are some changes to the classic traveling live show as animals will be noticeably absent from the stage.

The show, which took down its tents in 2017, is gearing up for a 50-city comeback tour in September 2023, with rehearsals starting next month. According to the New York Times, the circus’ parent company Feld Entertainment plans to launch an interactive experience for viewers that includes a TikTok channel and branded NFTs. wants to know if you plan to attend a revived animal-free show from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Would you go to a circus without animals? We also want to hear your childhood memories of attending a circus. What was the unforgettable memory you remember most?


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