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Letter: Demise of the circus is good news for animals

Demise of the circus is good news for animals

It is great news to learn that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be discontinued soon. It is cruel to the animals to be transported all over the country and then coerced into performing such unnatural antics.

As a teenager, I attended a venue that was part of a circus. It involved paying 10 cents to see an 800-pound woman inside of a tent. She was sitting on a bench with her head down. Visitors threw pennies and dimes at her. This was truly one of the the most upsetting scenes I had ever witnessed.

After viewing this pathetic event, my days with any circus were over forever.

Rita M. Ganim

West Seneca

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