Hello all. Things have been pretty busy, so I haven’t been posting as much. If you have been following me for a while you probably know that I do a “Tuesday Tale” and a “Sunday Pause (Paws)” every week. I just don’t always get to posts in between. I have some great things going on though. Continue reading →
How many of you have come across someone who has said to you, “it’s just an animal!”? Well, I don’t know about you, but I can’t even express how frustrating this is to me.
A young blogger contacted me about a debate she is having with someone over the use of animals in entertainment. It sounds like their discussion has gotten heated and the last thing I know is that he said the following comment about elephants, “Their tusks are useful and men want to use them. They are just animals.” This was very upsetting for the blogger. Continue reading →
Elephants are beautiful creatures. They are extremely social, intelligent, have a long memory span, and have the largest brain in the animal kingdom.
Elephant are used in circuses, county fairs, roadside amusements, and Renaissance Festivals. I want to focus on the Renaissance Festival in this post, but for information on animals being used in circuses, click here.
I‘m sure you think a circus is a fun family event, the children will love it, the animals are so cute….! It isn’t odd to think any of those things. Have you ever stopped to think beyond that and think about the animals? What do they go through for these shows? Is it really fun for a lion, elephant, zebra, or any animal to perform in front of people all of the time? To be kept in small quarters, to be constantly traveling on the road, to be in front of thousands of people at a time and forced to jump through a hoop that’s on fire! Most are beaten to learn these tricks.