IT’S TIME TO GET CLEAN!!!
The Fort Scott Fire Department will be honorary elephant bathers when they aid the mighty Carson & Barnes Circus in washing their amazing pachyderms. Come meet your local Hero’s!
The bath time will be scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds on May 18, 2018.
This event will take place prior to the Carson & Barnes Circus performances scheduled at 4:30 & 7:30 pm. For more information, please call 580 743-7292.
Just like humans, the Carson & Barnes Circus elephants take daily showers. Although; unlike most of us, they really get the royal treatment. They get to lay down and get scrubbed cleaned by their loved handlers. It takes approximately 500 gallons of water and 2 gallons of soap just to give one elephant their daily bath. The majestic pachyderms are bathed with a special soap that is brought in from Missouri that is specially formulated for their skin. Pressured water is used to help them achieve a spa-like cleansing! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see an elephant bath!!!
3 thoughts on “Elephant Bath Time This Friday at 3 p.m.”
Using city resources and taking firemen out of service for a Carson & Barnes Circus elephant-washing publicity stunt should have residents asking “why.”
Public pachyderm baths can’t wash away Carson & Barnes deplorable treatment of elephants. The circus recently agreed to pay $16,000 to settle charges for putting the public and elephants at risk. This is in addition to an earlier settlement where the circus paid to settle 10 alleged violations of the federal animal protection regulations.
Carson & Barnes Circus has a notorious history of failing animals, from viciously beating elephants until they screamed, to allowing elephants to escape and run amok.
Fort Scott’s firefighters are responsible for such important work. Supporting the cruel circus should not be part of that.
It looked to me like the elephants enjoyed the water. Would you prefer they had been deprived of it?
Elephants should never be in a circus-no animal should.
They are not entertainment and should not have to travel in cages from town to town.