Book review — Three-Ring Circuses

The New York Times Book Review

Three-Ring Circuses
‘Topsy’ and ‘Behemoth’
By Vicki Constantine Croke

Staying informed about animal issues doesn’t mean reading exclusively about the fun stuff — a Border collie who knows 1,000 words, or the recent discovery that elephants recognize the gesture of pointing, much as we do. Animal lovers must also confront darker subjects, such as the link between terrorism and the slaughter of elephants for their ivory. Soul-bruising as it is, the awful truth can point the way toward remedies… READ MORE

A 1913 Barnum & Bailey poster. Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images.

A 1913 Barnum & Bailey poster. Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images.

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