About seven or eight lions and tigers in a cage attached to a trailer with a trainer who did the usual tricks with the cats perched on platforms and a crowd wondering if they will get to see something exciting like a mauling.
Crowds Look at Big Cats DisplayThe cage didn't really look lion proof and you couldn't help but wonder about the ruckus if one got loose. The travel trailer housing the animals was at best the size of a mobile home. The handler told the crowd how much longer animals live in captivity compared to the wild, but their life is decidely different.
Animal rights activists lodged mild objections with a couple letters to the editor, but no one wants to take away from the attractions and besides, how often to you see this kind of animal in the fur ?
Our own Zoo long ago got rid of lions in favor of watching them on television. Seeing these cats in these surroundings affirmed the wisdom of that decision.
Watertown Daily Times | Big-cat show harmful to animals, dangerous