Thank you, PETA! Thank you, PETA!
Thank you to all the great moms, kids, dads, school teachers and regular folks who saw the insane heartlessness and MADE RIGHTEOUS NOISE, educated loved ones, strangers and politicians with passion AND smarts, stayed true and tenacious to the cause! Elephants do not belong in travelling shows! They belong in their true home – the wild … nature in India and Africa.
I’d like to think InCity Times, which has been on this issue for almost 14 YEARS!!!!, played a teeny part in the turnaround. The ELEPHANTS NEED TO BE FREE campaign! I am so proud of us for helping create positive change in Worcester … and the world!
Thanks to STEVE BAER, DEIRDRE HEALY and DEB YOUNG – InCity Times writers and animal lovers who wrote so beautifully and intelligently about elephants in our paper and on this website! Check out our circus FB page on this website. Deb’s posted some stuff for ya!
I would like to see this MONUMENTAL VICTORY FOR ELEPHANTS enacted now! Happen today! Right this very second! Still, I’m VERY HAPPY! Very happy indeed!
– Rosalie Tirella
Ringling to Phase Out Elephant Acts by 2018
I love this song!
CLICK HERE to visit the magnificent Rickie Lee Jones’ website!
Took this pic yesterday as I drove through the old neighborhood. … My late Mom used to love Coney Island hot dogs.
Here’s a pic of the Green Island street where I was born and raised – Lafayette Street. Not too far away from Coney Island.
Here’s the Lafayette Street house Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman grew up in. My kid sister used to play baseball with him and the other neighborhood kids in the big sandlot outside our three decker, which is a junkyard these days. His kid brother, Paulie, was the sweetest!
I used to think my street was the ugliest street in the world! Maybe it was. But nothing in my life has occupied more space inside my cranium than old Lafayette Street! The people who fought, screamed, fucked, prayed, rejoiced, repented, loved, lost, sobbed, caressed, lost, dreamed, lost, laughed … LIVED there. I see them all! – R. Tirella
No corporate play lists, no commercials, no pledge drives, no kissing up to anyone, not even disc jockeys … . Just fucking awesome music! – R. Tirella
Music warms ya right up! Thank God there are so many amazing lady singers and songwriters out there to put into words and music what we all feel but may not have the talent to express so wonderfully! – R. T.