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Letters to the editor May 16, 2017


May 16, 2017

Sad that circus is

coming to town


It was such a sad day when I learned that the Chamber of Commerce was hosting the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus on May 22.

Putting animals into cages and hauling them across the country is the main issue with the circus. The logistics of caring for wild animals on the road raises many questions.

This 19th-century form of entertainment was amazing for a time. But that is not true today. Using animals in traveling circuses should be outlawed in Oregon.

As a former member of the chamber Board of Directors, it breaks my heart that the chamber...

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