BREAKING NEWS – Baraboo, Wisconsin – Elephants are about to put on their last act as the iconic image of the Ringling Bros. Circus. Coming after more than 100 U.S. cities have passed ordinances restricting the use of elephants — and decades of criticism by animal-rights groups — the circus operators plan to phase out elephants in their act over the next three years. In retiring them to a 200-acre plot in central Florida, the circus will bring to an end a performance and tradition that began with the purchase of Jumbo by PT Barnum in 1882. A new movement has now been started that will pass a law which will restrict the use of clowns, that may have a small impact on Ringling Brothers Circus, and a major impact on politicians in Washington, D.C.