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Dumbo’s Final Bow: The end of the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus circles back to the exploitation of animals in entertainment

REMEMBERING THE PAST:
Junior Joanna Zhang reminisces her past experiences at the circus with balloons reminding her of her childhood trip. Zhang said while there is some awareness of animal cruelty in the entertainment industry, there is not enough.

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature reporter

February 23, 2017

Going to the circus isn’t as common now as it was last century, but Joanna Zhang, Action for Animals club leader and junior, said she enjoyed the throwback form of entertainment since her parents took her to a show many years ago. Zhang said, “The whole experience is really crowded but sort of exciting bec...