An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THE CIRCUS is coming to town this week.
And, with it, the perennial issue of whether circuses are a good or a bad thing.
There’s a long record of accusations and legal challenges against circuses on the question of cruelty to animals, some undeniable and some unproven.
One can argue — as Mayor Ken Christian does — that the animals performing in the Garden Bros. Circus at the Sandman Centre are domestic and not exotic animals, which is true.
One can also argue that Garden Bros. Circus, in its various iterations, has been the subject of previous complaints and legal challenges in the past, both in Canada and the U.S., which it has.
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