When we posted the previous story (scroll down) we were intrigued that Boise City Councilor TJ Thomson opposed the exhibition of animals in the circus, so we asked about his position on the captive critters at Zoo Boise.
Thomson offered an explanation of his feelings about the circus vs the zoo. A careful read shows he doesn’t take a strong stand, but seeks a discussion on the topic. What followed has been an interesting outpouring of support for Thomson.
There have been passionate comments from anti-circus folks, several condemning ALL circuses as animal abusers. However, none of them is willing to toss TJ under the bus for being one of the officials who spends public money to cage exotic animals. In short, he has a well oiled political machine and takes advantage of the social media.
There has been a good exchange of ideas, despite a few conclusions about “gluten-free” diets toward the liberals. So far, no comments about gun nuts or right-to-lifers.
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