Thanks to liberal and democrat lawsuits, the “Greatest Show on Earth” is no longer. After this year, and one final tour, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will cease to exist.
This is entirely thanks to libocrat (liberal and democrat) activists filing lawsuits targeting the circus for its use of animals, calling it cruel and unusual punishment.
We don’t know what happens behind closed doors, but when I last went to a circus, the animals didn’t seem too miserable. Alas, the libocrats ruined another fun for the whole family show and after 2017, you’ll have to find another circus.
Originally, the lawsuit caused the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to stop using elephants in their show, but then ticket sales dropped. People loved seeing the large exotic animals, especially in towns that may not have a large zoo. Even in Philadelphia, where we have a very large zoo, there are no elephants anymore. They’re an amazing creature and to see them, in their full enormity, is amazing.
As ticket sales fell, due to the lack of animals, that brings us to this year which will be the last year that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performs.
If you can, get your kid to a circus this year, as they may not have the opportunity ever again.
ABC reports – Ringling has been targeted by activists who say forcing animals to perform is cruel and unnecessary.
In May of 2016, after a long and costly legal battle, the company removed the elephants from the shows and sent the animals to live on a conservation farm in Central Florida. The animals had been the symbol of the circus since Barnum brought an Asian elephant named Jumbo to America in 1882. In 2014, Feld Entertainment won $25.2 million in settlements from groups including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year fight over allegations that circus employees mistreated elephants.
By the time the elephants were removed, public opinion had shifted somewhat. Los Angeles prohibited the use of bull-hooks by elephant trainers and handlers, as did Oakland, California. The city of Asheville, North Carolina nixed wild or exotic animals from performing in the municipally owned, 7,600-seat U.S. Cellular Center.
Attendance has been dropping for 10 years, said Juliette Feld, but when the elephants left, there was a “dramatic drop” in ticket sales. Paradoxically, while many said they didn’t want big animals to perform in circuses, many others refused to attend a circus without them.
So basically, this is what happened. A bunch of unemployed loser liberals had nothing better to do, so they thought it was important to destroy a business that provided an entertainment service for families. Thanks, liberals, who hate themselves.
I personally think the circus is lame. I went once and wanted to leave. I thought to myself, why am I watching these animals walk around in a circle and why are those guys in tight pants way too close to each other. I don’t care about the circus, but there are millions of people who do and I would not ever try to get the circus canceled for anyone. That’s not cool. That’s why liberals are not cool.
When you think about it, the circus is fairly interesting. We communicate with exotic animals and they’re smart enough to understand human commands. Very interesting.
If libocrats could stop being miserable and telling everyone else what to do, and how to live, then maybe they would actually enjoy their life.
Every time I see a liberal, they’re ALWAYS miserable. They should be called MISLIBERALS.
Here’s an elephant chasing a bunch of democrats.
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