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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Opens in Las Vegas

Thu, Jun 13, 2013 (10:54 p.m.)

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, June 13, 2013. The “Built to Amaze!” tour runs through Sunday, June 16.

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  1. Once upon a time slavery, child labor and beating your spouse was okay, now we know that it was never okay and society demanded these injustices stop. Now that we know about the animal cruelty associated with wild animals in traveling circuses we cannot pretend that the circus offers wholesome family entertainment anymore.
    This recent YouTube video "No Fun For Elephants" clears up any illusions created by the circus industry about how well elephants performers have it.

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