Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

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elliemai
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Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby elliemai » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:28 am

Yay, it's that magic time of year again when sanctioned animal abuse comes to town. Yes, it's circus time. Time to watch wild animals perform ridiculous and demeaning stunts learned through a lifetime of intense confinement, extreme punishment and being deprived of the ability to engage in any natural behaviors. But it's for a good cause, right? A children's hospital? Oh wait, no, that's right. It's to offset the Shriners' administrative costs. Gee, I feel better now.

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby Stomach » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:26 pm

This belongs in Hype Exchange.

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby nevermore » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:59 pm

And here I thought this thread would be about a Ted Nugent concert.

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby Frank Booth » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:12 pm

nevermore wrote:And here I thought this thread would be about a Ted Nugent concert.

I would pay good money to see cruelty done to Ted Nugent. But damn, that's probably just what he wants.

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby supaunknown » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:30 pm

Animals are for eating, not for beating.

Dr. Doolittle I ain't (I'm more Mr. Do Little), but from my limited experience it seems like some animals enjoy being performers.

Do all the clowns drive from town to town in the same little car?

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby Violet_Skye » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:41 pm

I'm glad to see this post. Did anyone hear a woman author speaking on Air America last weekend about this topic (the circus) and the subject of animal cruelty in general? She was going to be doing a book signing here in town. Unfortunately I forgot what her name was, the name of the book, and where the signing was going to be...I was rushing to work at the time and not paying close attention. I'd really like to get her book, though...

Come to the circus, the meanest show in town. Come to the circus....

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby drinkinblackcoffee » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:10 pm

Stomach wrote:This belongs in Hype Exchange.



Greatest second post ever. Stomach is a hero.

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby Richard » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:00 am

Video footage taken between 2001 and 2006 of Ringling trainers and handlers shows that elephants were aggressively hooked, lame elephants were forced to perform and travel, and a trainer inflicted a bloody bullhook wound behind an elephant’s ear flap. Former Ringling employees that left the circus in 2006 and 2007 describe violent beatings as well as the routine abuse of elephants, horses, camels, and zebras.

Let's all take our kids!!!

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Re: Every ticket funds cruelty to animals

Postby supaunknown » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:14 pm

I used to laugh at the TV ad where the elephant took a big dump at the end. They've since edited that out.

Oh, and cruelty to animals is bad.

Nuke the whales.


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