Re: Do you do the circus?
The only reason we haven't been yet is that we don't think our eldest would stay still and enjoy the show.
I also think the reports of abuse are greatly exaggerated and blown out of proportion. It seems a very poor business strategy to mistreat such an expensive investment (exotic animals aren't exactly being given away free by the litter) and to scoff at all the rules and regulations the circus is under. I'm sure the elephants and wild cats and ponies are being treated well in general.
I look forward to taking my children to both the circus and Marineland one day.
Veann - Libertarian, atheist, bookworm, heavy metal Mommy to all boys: Lucius (2-13-09), Orion (4-22-11), and Castiel (3-4-13), wife to Matthew - Anti-circumcision, babywearing, somewhat AP, natural birthing/ homebirthing, don't care about being "green", doing things my own way...