Thursday, May 1, 2008

Carson & Barnes Circus 4/30/08

I received these today from Michael Newton-Brown. They are of Carson and Barnes Circus in Brooksville, FL. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Margaret said...

These are great pics of a great show.My brother Paul worked on CB for years. I'm surprised that they can get from town to town with the gas prices so high. Heard that it cost them $14,000 just to fill up the fleet....OUCH....And we gripe about filling up one car...LOL...
I love your new poll, and being not bias in the least way, can I vote more than once....LOL. Too many family members on your list.

DanTheBooker said...

margaret, you can vote how many times you like. however i would appreciate you voting once per act. Say once for all but only once. I have not voted on my own poll not because i don't think it's right, becasue i can't decide. Thank You for a faithful random Circus reader.

Anonymous said...

From USDA affidavit of Byran M., former Carson & Barnes employee:

"When she (the elephant Del Rita) refused to hand over her trunk Joe (Frisco) took his bullhook and, using it like a baseball bat, proceeded to hit her between the eyes four times. She still refused. At this point Joe and Ben started beating Del Rita with their bullhooks. Ben was on her left side hooking the top of her ear, jabbing her left rear leg and using baseball swings with his bullhook on her side and rear legs. Joe was hitting her across her forehead and hooking her trunk with his bullhook. When this failed ... Joe pulled the hand held black hotshot (an electric prod) ... out of his back pocket. He was shocking her left hind leg, her front leg, her face and her tongue. Joe then had Darren hand him the three foot long red hotshot. He shocked her at least fifty times. During the entire beating Del Rita was defecating and urinating. She was trying to get away ... but was chained up and could not go anywhere. She kept moving from side to side. The other elephants in the barn started trumpeting loudly and defecating, urinating excessively and moving from side to side during the beatings. Tim (Frisco) said, 'The only way to handle male elephants is to take them into the barn and beat the f--k out of them, shock till they drop.' "