Big animals under the Big Top

Aerialists, clowns and dinosaurs entertained, but some locals weren't wild about seeing elephants and horses

By Morgan Timms
photo@taosnews.com
Posted 5/8/19

The Carson & Barnes circus visited Taos Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5) to present its dinosaur-themed "Circus Saurus" show under the The Big Top at LULAC Field.

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Big animals under the Big Top

Aerialists, clowns and dinosaurs entertained, but some locals weren't wild about seeing elephants and horses

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The Carson & Barnes circus visited Taos Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5) to present its dinosaur-themed "Circus Saurus" show under the The Big Top at LULAC Field. The show featured speed juggling, arealists, acrobats and clowns in the two-hour lng spectacle just north of Walmart. Now in its 83rd year of touring, the Oklahoma-based Carson & Barnes is one of the last circuses to continue using wild animals in its act. This year the cicus used elephants and horses to entertain crws under The Big Top. Community members voiced their opposition on social media as part of an ongoing conversation about animal abuse. 

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