Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was founded on April 10, 1871. Coming up on May 21st, "The greatest show on earth" will come to an end and is set stream live on Facebook and on the circus website.

It was earlier this year when they made the announcement that things were coming to an end after so many years.

According to WDIV, The circus's decline happened due to a variety of factors. Declining attendance, combined with high operating costs, changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.

I'm sure animal rights groups will be celebrating like mad as they've been attacking the company for years. I've heard so many horror stories about how the animals haven mistreated over the years, so I think it's best they say their final goodbye.

Source: WDIV