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What are your thoughts on Ringling Brothers' decision to shut down the circus, after 146 years?


The circus had been referred to as The Greatest Show On Earth. However, after animal activists demanded that elephants be removed from the circus, sales dropped tremendously. Apparently, circus goers loved the animals best of all. The last show was bittersweet for the many generations of circus performers who will now have to find work elsewhere. Are you glad the circus is gone or would you rather it have stayed?

 

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Yves (savvydating) 5 months ago

    Miz, I am not so sure that Ringling Bros. abused animals. PETA has hunted down & killed 90% of the animals they steal, whereas Ringling brothers hired professionals to care for their animals & they passed all inspections.


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Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

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    Yves (savvydating) 6 months ago

    My understanding is that is had become rather spectacular in the past 10 years---not just a thing of ponies circling the ring. But times have changed and that's the way it goes. Thanks for commenting. ;)

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    MizBejabbers 5 months ago

    Savvy, I meant for this to go below your last comment. I think you are correct. Cirque attracts a different audience from Ringling Brothers with its animals.