Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Today's picture shows a couple of boys sneaking into a circuit by climbing under the tent. The picture was taken in 1936 near Roswell, New Mexico.
I mentioned earlier that as a child I enjoyed the small circuses that would come to town. Over the years the smaller circuses seem to have gone away, and you were left with the two big name circuses. I never liked these, and still don't. Basically, I did not enjoy things where people appear to be in danger, or doing death defying acts. In particular, I found the high wire acts distressing. Bottom line is I don't want to see someone killed and don't enjoy watching someone do a dangerous stunt. Also, I felt like the animals were not treated in a humane manner. Elephants need to live in the open, not in trailers and small pens.