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