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People Who Want to Ban Circus Animals are Bozos?

In "Council Bozos Want to Ban Circus Animals in City" Ellis Henican ridicules the New York City Council for introducing a bill to ban the "display of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement." Henican writes:

The truth of the matter, of course, is that most city kids will never have the chance to visit the wilds of Africa and Asia, assuming there are any wilds left in the decades to come. The only way most of us will ever see an elephant (or a tiger or a hippo) is on the National Geographic Channel, at a circus or in a zoo.

The elitist “animal-rights” zealots hate to admit this. But most zoos and circuses today, including ours, are delicately sensitive to animal well-being. And without their well-run breeding programs, many exotic species really could soon disappear from Earth for good.

So here’s my proposal as this crazy elephant ban stampedes through the Council:
Let’s plop these finger-wagging council members on the high wire, drop them inside the cannon barrel, slip a few beneath the elephants’ hoofs.

We’ll all turn out to cheer for them, while the animals run free on Seventh Avenue.

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  1. Dan #

    Sorry if I sound elitist, but given the publication of Ellis' hateful little rant, it seems that am-ny is the toilet paper of ny print journalism.

    March 27, 2009
  2. #

    What a cold hearted cruel excuse for a human being.

    We never get to see these animals in real life, so lets stick them in a circus to live a life of torture and pain. How can this be clasified as entertainment or even fair???

    I would love to put Ellis Henican in a circus, now that would give me something to cheer for.

    June 29, 2009

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