"Circus parade down Main Street, in Gloucester, Mass, in the 1890s,'' photo by Walter Gardner, at the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester.
Those poor elephants! But of course, as terribly as circuses have treated them, it wasn't nearly as brutal as in Africa, where the mass murder of these highly social and intelligent animals in Africa continues as bad as ever. That's in large part of the barbaric, sick Chinese ivory obsession and the African poachers who feed this obscene hunger. Will there be any elephants living in the wild in 20 years?
--- Robert Whitcomb