The circus is in town – the ads are every where showing blissfully ignorant families smiling at the elephants doing their tricks. You should know that those animals are abused and tormented until their spirit is broken and their “acts” are not fun for them. It is not natural behavior – when was the last time you saw a dancing elephant in Africa or a lion jump through a ring of fire for shits and giggles?
Not everyone knows how they get these beautiful animals to perform these feats but if you know and you still go and give your money or you refuse to learn the truth so it doesn’t spoil your family fun … you are what is wrong with this world. Inaction equals evil.
So when you ask me “What am I supposed to do, stop going to the circus with my family?” Yes, that is exactly what you should do. Letting the circus know that you won’t be attending because of their treatment to animals is another step. If you LOVE th circus atmosphere may I suggest attending an animal free circus.
Elephants aren’t the only animals in the circus that suffer. Please learn more – the internet is at your fingertips.
“I always knew that one day I would take this road but yesterday I did not know today would be the day.” Nagarjuna
I am really good at cutting people out of my life. My mother taught me to trust my instincts and above all else – respect myself. But, every once in a while I find that twinge of sadness, not really guilt, that these people aren’t in my life anymore. I see something in a shop and I pick it up thinking “So and so would love this.” Then I that remember “So and so is a complete ass.” and put it back.
Apparently, we live in a time with fewer acts of violence against each other than ever in recorded history. Some might say it is because we are evolving and have become less violent as a species. I am interested in reading the book but I have to tell you that I don’t believe as a species we are less violent – I believe thanks to technology and various outlets for our rage we have been afforded the luxury of living out our violent nature without actually bringing physical harm to others.
Outlets like violent video games where one can kill an entire village of people with a sniper rifle, or run down pedestrians with their stolen hot rod. Television shows like “Dexter”, “Breaking Bad”, “The Walking Dead” — those are all outlets for our violent nature.
These shows and games allow us to vent and live out these thoughts and urges without getting our hands dirty.
I don’t think we are any less violent as a species – but my thoughts may change after I read the book.
I thought I would share with you a couple of discoveries on the food front.
1) BEANITOS white bean chips. I came across them on the Netrition.com website and thought I would try them. White Bean and Sea Salt — they are light and crisp and tasty. They remind of mexican restaurant style chips. I have not tried the black bean or pinto and cheddar flavors but I have tried the Nacho Cheese white bean variety and MOVE OVER DORITOS! If you prefer to order Beanitos on Amazon you get a better bulk price and if you have Prime you get free shipping.
Also, I keep Kernel’s Seasoning for popcorn around in various flavors and the chips were tasty with that as well.
2) NUTS.com … holy crap how I have I not just given them all of my money? They carry a ton of glorious food. My order arrived in 48 hours and I must tell you the Atkinson’s Peanut Butter Bars … just like I remember on this time around they are sugar free so I can eat them and not get the diabeetus. =)
Found this on a Pinterest board but it was just the image. I need this on a tshirt.