Letter: Circus elephants an unnatural spectacle
I was saddened and disgusted by the photo of the Asian elephants in the parking lot of the Toyota Center in the Oct. 13 Sunday Extra photo page of the Tri-City Herald. There is nothing less natural than an elephant splayed out on asphalt with soap suds running down its body.
Also, I think the Tri-City Herald is complicit in expressing faux concern over the elephants' well-being. The caption stated that the elephants feasted on 150 pounds of fruit and vegetables and all the hay they can consume. That statement suggests there is something extraordinarily good about the treatment Ringling Bros. provides these animals. In my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth.
KATHY STALY, Kennewick