Protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), including a costumed tiger, gathered at City Hall in Los Angeles last year to call on the city to prohibit circuses from using tigers, lions, and other wild animals in their acts. Circuses have been a target of PETA since it was founded in 1980. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Ringling Bros. Curtain Call Is Latest Victory For Animal Welfare Activists

After decades of working on animal rights, some activists believe the movement has finally hit the mainstream, in part fueled by social media. It's changing American culture and the economy.

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Protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), including a costumed tiger, gathered at City Hall in Los Angeles last year to call on the city to prohibit circuses from using tigers, lions, and other wild animals in their acts. Circuses have been a target of PETA since it was founded in 1980. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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