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The Circus, “Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey”, Will Be In Town, Manchester, NH, This Week — BUT I Doubt Elephant Parade!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Elephants trucked
Oct. 7, 2013.

>> Dragon circus: review Oct. 7, 2013.
>> The circus elephants have 
arrived — Oct. 2, 2013.
>> Oct.  2013 circus/elephants
 in Manchester — Sep. 29, 2013.
>> Circus will play down elephant parade Aug. 15, 2013.
>> ‘Dragons’ circus is coming to town — July 6, 2013.

++++  Search ‘circus’ or ‘elephants’ for the numerous ‘circus in town (with elephants)‘ posts.  >>>>>>


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I really, really, for the sake of the kids in and around Manchester, hope I am WRONG. But, I get the distinct feeling that there will again be NO elephant parade in Manchester, N.H., when the circus arrives in town.

I know that people are already doing Web searches on the parade — as it applies to Manchester. Many of them come ‘here’ because I have written about it so often.

I think 2012, when they did their best to keep us from finding out the exact time, was the last time.

First they started taking out the elephants, from-and-to, to the railway yard at ‘odd’ times — like getting the elephants to the train while second-half of the last show, Sunday evening, was still going on.

Then last year they trucked them to/fro — and again did the trucking while the last show was ongoing.

They are just TOO worried about animal rights protestors — and a possible commotion on the road which could go terribly wrong. I do understand — and actually see both sides of the debate.

I just feel bad for the kids. It was a wonderful, rewarding FREE show — especially for the kids who don’t get to go the circus (though they are offering $10 seats this Thursday).

I will try and stay on top of this and IF folks who work in Manchester, especially the high-rise buildings, could e-mail me, as you so kindly did in 2012, and let me know when the train pulls in.

But for now I dread the worst, i.e., no parade. The elephants getting transported by truck.

Lets keep our fingers crossed — for the kids.


Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Elephant Parade: No Longer, Elephants Are Trucked To/From Train!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.P1060161
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by
Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Dragon circus: review
>>Oct. 7, 2013.
>> The circus elephants have 
>> arrived — Oct. 2, 2013.
>> Oct.  2013 circus/elephants

>> in Manchester —
>> Sep. 29, 2013.

>> Circus will play down elephant parade
>>Aug. 15, 2013.
>> ‘Dragons’ circus is coming to town — July 6, 2013.
++++  Search ‘circus’ or ‘elephants’ for the numerous
>>>>  ‘circus in town (with elephants)‘ posts.  >>>>>>


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Chalk it up as yet another sign of the time, a sad consequence of the age we live in.

I guess elephant parades when the circus is in town is now history too. Such a shame. It was so much fun and great, free entertainment for kids.

You can’t, however, blame the circus. It was just getting too risky with all these animal rights protestors and crazy folks taking pot shots at elephants.

Last year, as those that follow this blog remember, they did everything possible to make sure that the public would not know when the elephants would be walked to/from the train.

This year they went further. They trucked the elephants from the back of the arena to the train.

We saw it and watched three of the elephants being loaded into the truck — a larger, 18 wheel version of a horse transport.

Very sad, but at least the elephants are safe.

What is happening to today’s society distresses me. We continue to regress.

No elephant parades anymore.

How sad.


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