History: Susan Nance on Ringling Brothers' Centre for Elephant Conservation
This week Dr. Susan Nance is interviewed in a piece on VICE, "Ringling Bros. Elephant Sanctuary is Hardly a Paradise." The story explains the nature of and controversy over the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circuses' decision to retire the company elephants and keep them at a facility in Florida in which the animals will be bred with artificial insemination and employed in cancer research.
In an interview with Peter Holslin, Nance explains why the future of these particular elephants is so hotly contested, and the history of public interest in the lives of the elephant population in North America.
Read the story at VICE.