Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey — Helping Sri Lanka Elephants. Thumbs Up!

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by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> ‘Legends’ circus in N.H.
Two clowns.
Manchester, NH, Oct. 2015.
>> Elephants
phased out by 2018.

>> Feeding bunny to python
>> Selling cigarettes at circus …

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When we got home from the circus, and I had a chance to take a look at the $15 souvenir program (we always buy since Teischan likes to look at them on an ongoing basis), I was amazed and gratified to see this 2-page spread about what Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey are doing to help elephants in Sri Lanka. Yes. I am glad and happy. This is good. It will be a symbiotic effort. Sri Lanka sure can do with any financial help it can get when it comes to helping the elephants and in return they have centuries worth of hands-on experience on elephant husbandry that they can share.

Click to ENLARGE and read. Picture taken with my new Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. Cracks me up that it allows me to take such great, high resolution pictures because it is NOT an expensive camera. Love it.

I am somewhat au fait with all the programs that Ringling & Barnum have to help elephants. Yes, we have all watched “An Apology to Elephants” documentary. Yes, we know that they will be phasing elephants out of their circuses in the next two years. But as a search on my ‘elephant’ posts on this blog will show, I am not totally opposed to Ringling & Barnum having an elephant act. From what I can see they do seem to treat their elephants well and most of their elephants seem to be in great shape. I even talked about this yesterday.

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“They”, i.e., Ringling & Barnum, are definitely on the offensive these days vocally defending their treatment of elephants. Watch Deanna’s YouTube video of the 7 minute elephant act on Sunday. They really laid it on thick. Again we have no gripes, as yet, with the elephant act. We all HATE the big cat act and I am not fond of the acts involving dogs, pigs and goats — but Deanna and the kids love those.

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