The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus rolled across the U.S. for the last time, holding their final show on May 22, 2017, at Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The iconic traveling circus that crisscrossed America on the Red and Blue trains for 146 years has rolled onto the pages of American history.
According to a New York Times article, a steady drop in ticket sales resulted from vigorous campaigns from animal rights groups that shed light on the abuse and neglect of circus animals. Last year, elephants were finally removed from the show. Click here to read the entire article.