No this is not my new cousin. Today the whole family went to Coney Island to see Boom A Ring, the Ringling Brothers show that has moved into Brooklyn for the Summer.. The day started out nice. I was able do use a discount code to get the tickets at half price and got an on street parking spot in front of the bit top. But ya know half of $65 is still a lot.
We were the second row on the side of the ring (with nobody in the first row) and I think the back row of the center section would have been just as good for $10. Or half of $10.
Anyway, I had mixed feelings about going to this circus. I have been accused of being an "animal hater". I do not hate animals, I just think too much time and energy is dedicated to the personification of animals. If I hated animals it would not bother me if they are mistreated.
As I expected the PETA people were outside the circus reminded me that they abuse animals. Inside Ringling Bros. reminded me how cute elephants can be.
The show was a lot of fun, but I was actually board with the animal acts. There were dogs jumping through hoops, elephants sitting on each other and tigers doing both.
I will not return to a circus where they show off the skills of trained animals. Mainly because I did not find it the least bit entertaining. Even if the animals are being treated like house pets I could not imagine it being worthy. Also my daughter said "They were wiping the tigers." Why should I pay to see that.
I also do not eat veal. I think I can live a fine live without eating veal.