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Ringling to retire elephants early; protests still planned

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Animal rights groups have scored a major victory against the Greatest Show On Earth, but that isn’t stopping the protests. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, America’s best-known circus, announced Monday it will relocate all its elephants to a conservation center here in Florida by the end of May. That pushes up the retirement date for circus pachyderms by more than a year. The Ringling announcement comes after years of protests from animal rights organizations who’ve long accused…

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