Animal lover and Maine native.
Thank you, R Rhoades, for an informative editorial. I have been following this story for some time, and I agree with every point you have made. Rosie, the elephant, deserves a sanctuary to live out the rest of her life, not a 1200 ft barn in cold, cold Maine. Having seen many inside videos of elephants being abused in circuses, I can assume Rosie herself has been badly abused with Carson & Barnes to provide human entertainment. A wild animal in captivity is a very sad thing, especially with a sentient being such as an elephant who needs many acres to move and a family to love (just like humans). I urge the people of Hope, Maine to fight this harebrained idea, and to help Rosie find a way to a sanctuary in TN or CA.