Thanks for posting, t&tt.
|Feld Entertainment ... said in a letter to the commission that the company's elephant management practices are in line with federal guidelines.|
If that's the case, then there's something seriously wrong with federal guidelines.
Thanks for posting that well-written article, SL:
|"Basically, we're supporting this measure in part because we think it is everyone's responsibility to minimize suffering for any being," said Bob Adams, a landscape photographer. "Also, we support it because we think that allowing this kind of cruelty degrades every member of the community. There is something deeply sad making entertainment out of taking feeling and intelligent creatures from their home." |
Thanks to In Defense of Elephants for brining this sad news to our attention:Clatsop County ban on circus animals failsA measure to ban exotic animal displays in Clatsop County failed Tuesday with about 60 percent of voters opposing it.
The measure, which would have been the first of its kind in Oregon, sought to ban the display of elephants and other exotic animals in circuses and similar events ...
Voters cast 5,905 votes against the measure, with 3,962 voting in favor. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwes...n_circus_a.html