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Loring, an amazing article about an amazing woman. Thank you so much and thanks to the Independent newspaper.
Looks like comments are posted newest to oldest. Please see my first, original comment below, starting with "Hello, I would very much encourage......." It is odd recommending supporting The World Arena, as this is where the cruel circuses take place. I would love to support The World Arena; I just wish they could get more things like this and thrive, without the other.
I would very much encourage going to this event. This is a circus with amazing feats of human talent, and, unlike other circuses, does not involve "entertainment" via cruelty. It does not take breaking the spirits and backs of animals; it does not involve cruelty to animals, such as bullhooks (hidden in sleeves even during performance on-stage) - to get animals to contort and do things against their natures. One site to visit regarding circus animals (and please boycott the circus and rodeo when they come to town this summer; Denver and Boulder have already ousted them (at least, Boulder has) - is www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com. Please enjoy all the amazing talent this world of artistry has to offer, but without its being at the sacrifice of innocent sentient beings. Julie Shavin
I just now saw that the poems are here. At first they didn't show. I believe there are two versions of the ending, with the thought's being the same. I may be recalling the version online......
"Red Alert" is among the favorites of mine. If you recall, the ending is something like "for years, I thought it was wolves I had to beware." In other words, it was never wolves, but the mother. Nothing can prepare one for mothers of any kind. I have heard audiences nervously, slightly giggle at the end of this one when Lois has performed it, and I have heard them outright gasp. It is a very powerful piece.
And I didn't mean to imply below that she waited too long, just that I did. It's so hard to say goodbye.
This opens up an ENORMOUS can of worms. It's just unbelievable. I knew a family with a really old dog who couldn't use a forepaw. Got around. Went down steps on snow and ice and fell. He's fine, they said. Just fine. I saw his head hit the concrete. They didn't care. Huge thing of food left out he'd hobble to. Left out in all conditions in the mountains. Not allowed soft bedding. Allowed me to have a vet come take a look when they were out of town. Vet said euthanize - the dog is suffering horribly. Still, they wouldn't do it. I offered to pay. I should have reported them. Instead I threatened to quit my job of taking great care of their kids who adored me, unless they did right by the dog. They didn't. Then they moved. Question/worms - who waits too long, who does not and who decides? Other can of worms - what if people let nature take its way - do they get prosecuted too? I am a person who euthanizes when I see too much suffering - but I've been guilty of waiting too long. If this lady goes to jail, I'm going with her.
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