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Ringling Brothers Circus To Do Way With Elephants, All Together, 18 Months Ahead Of Schedule!

by Anura Guruge

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The original plan, as I had reported in March 2015, was to end the elephant acts by 2018. They have, bowing to increasing public pressure (some of it untoward in my (informed) opinion), decided to expedite the phase-out by quite a bit — by at least 18 months.

As I talked about in the March post I have mixed feelings about elephants performing in circuses, especially Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. I would rather see elephants perform than big cats. Having grown up in Ceylon, where elephants are domesticated, I know that elephants, in time, become like good dogs. They are happy to please and doing a few tricks, just like a dog, is no big deal. But, I have seen the documentaries, in particular, ‘An Apology to Elephants‘. So Ringling Brothers are doing the right thing. I am still a tad sad. I am 62 years old and have seen elephant shows all my life. Now, I guess, I will have to go to Sri Lanka, Thailand or India to see performing/working elephants.

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, “Legends”, at the Verizon Arena, Manchester, NH, Sunday, October 4, 2015 — 4pm show. The elephant act in its entirety. Video shot by Deanna using her Olympus camera.

Related posts:
>> Ringling Brothers helping Sri Lanka elephants.
>> Ringling Brothers in N.H. with elephants.
>> Ringling Brothers: No elephant parades.

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by Anura Guruge

Sarah Palin Apologizes To Pope Francis — Pope Catches A Cold!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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>> Popes and celibacy — Nov. 11, 2013.
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>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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Just struck me as a funny coincidence.

On a MORE serious note, I think that there is deeper message here. I think, with curial changes in the offing, the pope is snubbing these curial heads. That is how it reads to me, and you can’t deny I am pretty adept at reading the Roman chicken entrails.

P.S., I did talk about the Sarah Palin remark in passing here when talking about ‘The Bush‘ wanting to appear Pontifical.