Elephants played an important role in the circus world and brought circus companies like Ringling Brothers a lot of money. However, the glamorous things that take place on stage hide a lot of sufferance. In the circus world, elephants are often beat into submission and forced to perform unnaturally tricks for the audience’s entertainment. The good news is that people are taking a stand against how the animals are being treated. As a result, many circus companies declared they will stop using elephants in their shows. Ringling Brothers elephants are actually retiring faster than planned and will spend the rest of their lives at a center for Elephant Conservation in Florida.