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Circus Train Rolls Through Garden City, Backs Up Traffic

More than 100 train cars made their way through the village on their way to the Nassau Coliseum Monday afternoon.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train rolled through Garden City Monday afternoon on its annual trek to the Nassau Coliseum.

More than 100 train cars slowly crossed Clinton Road and Commercial Avenue, backing up traffic for more than two hours as it passed the fire station along St. James Street on its way to the E. Garden City yard.

The animals are expected to make the walk from Museum Row to the coliseum later this evening, around 8:30 p.m.

Cj Ellie April 01, 2012 at 07:23 PM
For our kids’ sake, it’s time to throw animal-act circuses into the trash heap of degrading forms of entertainment, such as gladiator contests, blackface minstrel shows, bear baiting, bullfights — the list is endless — as well as freak shows, which were once essential parts of circuses and also worked to increase our credulity and dull our humanity. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/20/2599741/animal-act-circuses-not-good-for.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy A picture speaks a thousand words a video leaves little doubt about how Ringling treats their elephants behind the curtain. http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/bound-babies.asp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWMqCC3ptfU&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLB5270B25EDE7D3AE

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