This video is called Earth Focus Episode 58 – Asian Elephants in Peril.
From Discovery News:
Ringling Bros. to Phase Out Use of Circus Elephants
Mar 6, 2015 09:20 AM ET
Across America through the decades, children of all ages delighted in the arrival of the circus, with its retinue of clowns, acrobats and, most especially, elephants.
The company said the giant pachyderms will be gradually withdrawn from the big top, and will be gone from the show altogether by 2018.
Feld Entertainment — the parent company of America’s best known circus — called the decision an “unprecedented change in the 145-year old ‘Greatest Show On Earth’.”
It added that the retirement decision “was not easy, but it is in the best interest of our company, our elephants and our customers.”
Family scions Nicola and Alana Feld, meanwhile, acknowledged that the decision to retire their elephant act is part of an ongoing cultural shift.
“As the circus evolves, we can maintain our focus on elephant conservation while allowing our business to continue to meet shifting consumer preferences,” they said.
It once would have been unthinkable to have a big tent circus act without elephants, long a crowd favorite.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End Its 146-Year Run. By CHRISTOPHER MELE, JAN. 14, 2017: here.