Animal rights groups, including Humane Society, agree to nearly $16M settlement with Ringling

  • by: MATTHEW BARAKAT , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 15, 2014 - 8:35 PM

McLEAN, Va. — The parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has received a nearly $16 million settlement from a number of animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year legal battle initiated over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants.

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