Life under the big top Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Aug 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm
Heidi Scott, a Mountain View software engineer, joined her family as well as animal trainer Tabayara Maluenda, the Brothers of Brawn, the members of Clown Alley and the rest of the circus stars for a congratulatory feast. She says she would never have imagined celebrating her son's 25th birthday in this way, let alone having him return home as the man in charge of the "Greatest Show on Earth".
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Posted by bkengland, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Aug 30, 2011 at 2:59 pm bkengland is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
Yes. When I saw this and other related stories, I couldn't help but think, "Hmm, clever way to suppress protest in a pro animal protection region of the US; hire a local to be ringmaster." Seems to be working very well for Ringling Brothers!
Posted by pcuvie, a resident of another community, on Aug 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Ringling hasn't suppressed protests by animal advocates which saw record numbers of advocates protesting in San Jose and will continue at the Cow Palace & Oakland. What they have done is gotten the media to ignore those protests most likely by buying advertising. However, Ringling patrons did not ignore the protests and were very receptive to the irrefutable evidence that Ringling beats their elephants.