Seeing commercials promoting the Sept. 13 arrival of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus to Sacramento, it would appear that the elephants and tigers are a primary attraction.
These magnificent creatures are kept captive for the benefit of the viewing public. They are forced to perform tricks unnatural to their basic instincts and natures, then returned to their confinement to await their next performance.
These mammals are being used for an antiquated purpose that is cruel and inhumane. I would think substantial revenues could still be attained without having to exploit these magnificent creatures. -- Susan Melinda Bagley, Truckee