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Lionel Heredia October 15, 2013 at 08:08 pm
Scarier story? Far Right religious fanatics take over the government and begin a genocide worse thanRead More Pol Pot of Cambodia forcing women to admit they came from a rib or be sterilized as they launch preemptive nuclear attacks on China, Russia, Iran, Latin America etc, all while praying for the Rapture in giant stadiums as atomic warhead missiles scream toward the United States from countries all over the world launching their counter attack. POV of alien beings watching the whole drama from a space ship. They speak as subtitles say "pass me that joint, we need to move on."
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Shelley Powers July 12, 2013 at 06:35 am
ooffa, whoever you are, your logic is flawed. If you're going to debate, at least get rudimentaryRead More training in logic, first. You're using a false analogy when you compare cats and dogs with elephants. Cats and dogs are truly domesticated. They have been bred for thousands of years to be companions to humans. Elephants are not domesticated. They may be "tamed" but they are not domesticated. Comparing the two is no different than comparing a ship to a car because they both have engines. Unfortunately, the AWA should provide protection for the circus elephants, but the USDA is adverse in fully applying it. As is, they made an impact with the $270,000 fine. But there is no government agency that is going to completely remove elephants from circuses. No, it will take laws and basically people deciding this really isn't entertainment. Frankly, the old time circus is an anachronism. People rarely talk about going to the circus; few photos are ever posted to sites like Flickr. If Ringling Brothers didn't do so many give aways, there would be a lot of empty seats at these circuses. Ringling can and should re-invent itself into something new, and vibrant, and exciting--not a re-hash of the same old. Perhaps when Feld's daughters are finally able to cut the parental leash, they can move the circus into modern times.
Shelley Powers July 12, 2013 at 06:38 am
Oh, and according to court documents, Ringling elephants are typically chained up a majority of theRead More time--up to 23 hours consecutively in some cases. And that includes when they are at the breeding center.
Alex Brown July 13, 2013 at 08:45 am
Thank you for your concern, ooffa, but I don't need allergy medication to see reality. Unlike you, IRead More can see what circus stands for: animal exploitation for profits. More and more people are becoming aware so there is absolutely NOTHING you can do to stop circuses from going the way of record players and typewriters. But hey, it's your time, feel free to waste it :D