Friday, February 15, 2013
Group 3 tigers (1 male and 2 females) and 2 Panthers (males) presented by the trainer black Dumba. Group presented by the trainer Tirana in 1952. Group presented by the trainer Belia in 1953-1954 and the beginning of the tour 1955. Group presented by the trainer Jack Rex in 1955. (1 tiger, four tigress, panthers two males - one is new in the group)
'The "turnover" of presenter's back in the day was incredible. I would like to think the practice stopped because the industry realized it wasn't good for the mental health of the animals, but I have to think it only stopped when there were not as many trainers/presenter's left anymore.............'
Group of 6 lions tamer Jack Pessardy. ( 7 lions in 1953, 6 in 1955)
" A "knock" on the circus animal training industry is that the act's never change. If the same props/equipment are used over and over again, year after year, what other option's are there except to train new animals to do the same thing, over and over again, year after year...............'
Posted by Wade G. Burck