Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Elephants at Work & Perfoming Ponies

The Carson & Barnes Circus was in town, near our house, a couple of weekends ago, and I told my mom that she must go and check on the working conditions of my Circus Friends.
I wanted to make sure that my friends were all being taken care of and were healthy.

Here are the friends my mom met:

There were Elephants hard at work inside the big circus tent. Mom said they looked pretty healthy, but she was sad they had to perform like this.

Even though Elephants can weigh up to 15,000 pounds, they seemed very light on their toes!

There was also performing Ponies. I must say I am a bit intrigued by the pretty red feathers they are wearing!

My mom was sad for the Ponies. Outside the tent, they were tied to a carousel and had to walk round and round in a circle giving small humans rides.

Their eyes were closed like they were either very sad, tired, or asleep.

I hope my Pony Friends are ok. I wish they did not have to work so much. Overall, my mom reports that the Elephants and Ponies looked relatively well cared for.

Stay tuned for my next post reporting on some more Circus Friends!

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Deetz said...

Your mum should have tried to get one of those feathers for you. I am sure they would not have minded. Those ponies look so tired or just sick of humans and traveling. We could sure use one of those elephants on one of our picnic adventures, uh?

Babs-beetle said...

I always feel sad for performing animals. It's not their natural behaviour and I've heard that they are treated badly until they learn to do what they are told. maybe it's a lot better now days. I hope so.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Tank woo fur sending your mom to chekhk on them!


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

It is very sad how they are made to work. Thanks for the report.

Teddy Bear said...

It breaks my heart when I see animals in circus'.

Teddy Bear

i said...

We hope they are truly well taken care of. We've heard of how badly performing animals were treated and that's really sad.

Fred said...

My mom has mixed feelings and concerns about the circus, too.

the many Bs said...

hi JB, we wonder how those elephants can sit on those chairs and not crush them.

we feel sad for the circus animals too. we think those ponies look bored and thirsty. we wish they could go run care free at our dog park like we do.


sdsfasda said...

Maybe they are all too tired to work in circus because they all sleep during the daytime... :-)

The first photo is great!

myonlyphoto said...

JB nice photos. I really like elephants, something about. Anna :)

Amber-Mae said...

Oh poor ponies. My hoomans met a baby Elephant in a Zoo once who is always tied with a very short chained & forced to stand in a tight space just for people to take pictures with it or feed it or pat it. Twice they've seen the poor thing tied there & in two different years. That means, he's been tied there for probably a few years already & now two years has passed since my hoomans have gone to that zoo. He swings from side to side out of distress I think. Poor thing.

Solid Gold Dancer

Hana said...

The poor ponies look so tired. I think that means they don't enjoy walking around in a circle all day. It's sad they're not smiling.

The horses look more energetic. Those are very pretty feathers, but I think they'd be too big for you JB.

Anonymous said...

You're right, those poor little ponies look beat! Those little human's parents should take them to the carosel where the horses are plastic instead of tuckering out the real thing! But, I think our mom may want to get our little human sister a pony one day (in a way we hope so, because she is always clinbing on us! Especially King!)

The Kool~Kittie~Krew