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Time To Wash The Elephants

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MOOSIC — It was bath time Friday afternoon at the Cole Brothers Circus at PNC Field in Lackawanna County.

Area firefighters came out to the stadium in Moosic to give the elephants a quick bath before their big performance.

The circus runs through Sunday.

Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


  • the man in the hat

    listen up hippies,
    The animals are well fed, kept clean, and actually do like to perform,
    consider that the animals weigh more than truck and could easily crush a human if wanted.
    Circus animals are NO! different than a house pet. Dogs, cats birds that’s cruel.
    At least they get exercise. not sit in the house all day waiting for you to take them out to pee.

    • Dianne DeFrehn

      no they only perform because they are beaten with rods, that is very inhumane. Animals were not put on this earth for circus’s, that is man who decided to do that to them. They have no say in the matter.

      • Lori

        What rock have you been living under? Its 2014. With an age of technology and everything you do being recorded, do you really think they would mistreat animals like that? Let alone the fact that these 1 ton animals would let you know if they weren’t happy…Elephants can be aggressive in the wild.

    • Dianne DeFrehn

      i just feel bad for the elephants, on the ground being sprayed by a fire company. Whole thing doesnt seem right to me, glad they are being bathed, but maybe somewhere more private

  • burtfan

    Seems to me they’re safer here than their native lands. They’re all being slaughtered in the wild by poachers. Just something to think about.

  • Allison

    The elephants should be able to wash themselves . They don’t belong in a circus- if you go, know you are supporting animal cruelty.

    • Dianne DeFrehn

      i agree, i cant support a circus, but like the other guy said , those evil people that poach them is no better. I just wish people would be more kind to them.. I love elephants as well as all animals. Tired of human beings thinking , they are the only ones on this planet and everything else is beneath them.

      • Lori

        Wow. You people obviously have no idea how well these animals are treated when under the care of the circus. They are large animals and if they weren’t happy, they’d let you know it. You really think they would allow animals to be mistreated in this day and age? There’s cameras and cellphones everywhere, if they were being mistreated, you would know. Wake up and get out from underneath that rock you’re living in

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