Sunday, August 6, 2017

Farewell To The Greatest Show On Earth

After 146 years, Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus
held its final performance in 2017.  I think it is indeed a tragedy 
for all of us who have always loved the wonder and
excitement of the circus.

Vintage Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus Poster

What animal rights activists hailed
 as a decisive victory for their cause 
 is just one more example of the glaring hypocrisy
 found within 21st century American society.  
Once again, the odious specter of political
 correctness has reared its ugly head to regulate this
 once great American tradition into the dust bin of history.

We have societies which protect
 the rights of and demand the ethical
treatment for animals in America, 
but, apparently many see
nothing wrong in Planned Parenthood
 maiming and murdering
thousands of unborn children daily
 through legalized abortion.
In recent years, Pro-Life groups 
dedicated to the saving of
human lives have been called
 everything from religious
fanatics to potential terrorists!

Meanwhile, contrary to stories
 spun by animal rights groups 
and the duplicitous mainstream media,
 Ringling Brothers has made significant improvements
 over the years in regards to the treatment 
of their circus animals, and in
particular the elephants trained
 to perform under the Big Top.

Opened in 1995, the  Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
 in Polk City, Florida cares for a herd of 44 elephants, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
The center is dedicated to preserving the increasingly threatened Asian Elephant.

Another Vintage Circus Poster

On May 5, 2014 the United States Postal Service issued these
commemorative  vintage circus poster forever stamps
 at The Ringling Museum located in Sarasota, Florida

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