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A decade-long legal battle between the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has finally come to an end. According to ABC News, the ASPCA agreed to pay $9.3 million to the company to settle a lawsuit stemming from the ASPCA's claims that the circus abused their elephants. The ASPCA is one of several animal rights groups that sued Feld Entertainment Inc., the owner of the circus, back in 2000 for mistreating the Asian elephants used in shows. The lawsuit and...

Ben Gray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution / AP A 12-year-old zebra named Lima ran away from the circus on Thursday afternoon and straight into rush hour traffic on a busy expressway in Atlanta, Ga. "All of a sudden, a freaking zebra comes running down the street like a car," one witness, Daniel Nance, told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. "Five or six police cars were in hot pursuit." What the heck happened? "Our zebras were being exercised in an outdoor pen as usual that day when something startled him," Crystal Drake, spokesperson for the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, tells Paw Nation. "Some noise or something in a far parking lot startled him and he came out of the...