To be honest, I am not a particularly big fan of the circus. I have been to Ringling’s as a child. I don’t remember it really.
I believe that it was probably Dumbo in particular, that somehow soaked in early, and gave me negative feelings towards it.
I never took my kids when they were little, which in some ways I am sure that I will regret, but then again, it is just a short group of years that I could have taken them, and now it is going to be gone forever.
I tear up every time that I think of it.
Not because I have a love for the circus, but because I see this as the beginning of the end.
I have pleaded with people rather often, to think critically when they see all of the activist nonsense that has absolutely saturated the media in this day and age.
I beg friends and readers to look into stories that these groups share, to do research, to think about who has what to gain from spreading the endless lies.
My heart lies with zoos, not the circus, but I am desperately afraid that the zoos will be next.
After that, they will come after our pets, and the only people who will be able to afford them after all of the regulations have been voted into place will be the elite rich, and even they will probably opt not to keep animals for fear that they could end up in jail for accidentally harming a pet.
All of this, because massive numbers of sympathetic Americans are fooled by activist propaganda and their advertisements, and they keep sending them money.
Animal activism is big money.
Animal conservation will end, because activists don’t do that - zoos do - and we will be left helpless to watch species after species disappear from our planet.
Children will only know of animals around the word as pictures in books and on their computer screens, and I just cannot bring myself to understand people who do not see the tragedy in this.
Without my friends and family who are animal professionals, I might have been just as ignorant as most people are to the fact that we are letting these activists slowly, law by law, and closure by closure, take our animals away from us.
One of my friends got the opportunity to visit with elephant trainers a year or so ago. He was so excited about it that his face lit up when he told us the story. He couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful the trainers were and about the amazing skill of the elephants.
Please take a moment to critically assess whether all of the rumors that you have heard about the circus in recent times might…just…not…be…true.
Then what have we done?
Put people out of work who are doing the job that they dreamed of since they were children?
Sending many animals to possibly non-ideal “retirement homes” where they may not get any of the human interaction that they have been raised with?
Denying little kids The Greatest Show On Earth?
It might not be too late to stop this, the circus is gone. What else are you willing to give up? We are all going to have to do something about it though, if we want to keep our rights to the animals that we love.