Animal Cruelty. Two neighboring towns will be hosting a Circus put on by a company with a history of abusing its elephants. Is a Circus even still relevant? With all the types of entertainment available do we really need a travelling circus with second rate performers and animals who have been forced into a life of performing for peanuts...literally? And when I say entertainment, I don't mean sitting yourself in front of the tv and watching animal planet. There are various ways, in any local community, to go out and experience wild and plant life without having to lock them in cages and transport them via 128 South. If you are in the MA area, take a drive to the Berkshires, drive to Ipswich and visit wolf Hollow, or go to a zoo that prides itself in research, education, and preservation. Research a way that you can find 'animal' entertainment locally, in an atmosphere that is safe for all involved.