The day the circus died

“The Greatest Show On Earth” folded up its tent on Sunday, which was the last performance of Ringling Bros. circus.

After 146 years of touring the US the circus ended with a performance at Nassau County’s Coliseum. Ringling Bros. audiences were falling for years as the tradition of going to the show fell from repeated efforts of animal rights advocates picketing shows and putting up videos of allege animal cruelty by circus workers.

Animal-rights organizations from PETA and ASPCA are celebrating this long-fought victory.

I must say I’m divided on this. While I am not for mistreating animals, these organizations also advocate the end of eating meat and are pressing for everyone to take up a vegan diet.

PETA’s motto is: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”

Where does this end?

A politically correct world is not the ideal environment. It takes discussion, debate and dissent out of the equation, since you can be labeled a Neanderthal or worse old.

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