I want to couch my posting by saying from the beginning that I am sorry Mr. Roy had the accident the other day. I hate to see any animal suffer, even humans.
I saw a film of him training a young lion to swim. They were in the middle of a round pool that was very deep. Just the way to instill trust and respect as well as hatred and unwanted dependence on a natural enemy.
The law of averages finally caught up. The animals have been used and abused for many years, and one wonders if S&R will become animal farm later.
Our prayers go out to S&R and the employees. They were told it was unclear when "the show would go on" and now beat it and find other jobs. Kind of cheap of S (sure to be his decision since R is fighting for his life) after all the money S&R have made off their cattle lo these many years.
Ken
1 2 3
It's a bit of a disaster for the Mirage and MGM (unless they start showing the mauling tape in the S&R theatre nightly to the morbidly curious Bread and Circuses tourist crowd.) I wonder what they'll do with the Tiger viewing area at that one entrance to the Casino. Steakhouse?
I want to couch my posting by saying from the beginning that I am sorry Mr. Roy had the accident ... is fighting for his life) after all the money S&R have made off their cattle lo these many years. Ken

they obviously know something you don't, regarding his injury, which may not cause him to die, but they probably have enough info to know that he will have to retire. Telling the people to find other jobs is kinder than telling them to hang on and THEn telling them months from now. They can't pay a couple hundred people forever, for god's sake. They got 10 days' severance. The situation can't be helped. That's what you get, when you work in that kind of job. They'll find other jobs, I saw some hotel already offered jobs to them. Calm down.
Is there an 800 number and is there a DVD available yet?

PJ

"If voting could really change things,
it would be illegal." - Unknown
"Nothing can confound
A wise man more than laughter from a dunce."
- Lord Byron
"There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it." - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
It's a bit of a disaster for the Mirage and MGM

Not by a long shot! They make SO much more money off the casinos. The S & R show was just a draw.
Gloria
I want to couch my posting by saying from the ... have made off their cattle lo these many years. Ken

they obviously know something you don't, regarding his injury, which may not cause him to die, but they probably have ... in that kind of job. They'll find other jobs, I saw some hotel already offered jobs to them. Calm down.

Thats show biz...
Ollie
Semper "Biting off more than I can" FI
>
From what I've read and heard, Roy has had numerous strokes since the attack and is now paralyzed. He and Siegfried had a promise to each other that the show would not go on if one of them was no longer able so apparently it is a given that the show is history. I feel bad for Roy, also, but also think that animals like that should not have to live under those circumstances despite being "well cared for." They're wild and should not live in that sort of captivity. I hope they are all able to be placed in zoos and/or wildlife parks. 240 people are losing their jobs as a result of this. How many animals are involved, does anyone know?
Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)
See my cats:

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human." (Loren Eisely)
snipThe "business" end of the Ziegfield and Roy show is run like a .... business. It is not a welfare program. When the income stream is curtailed, you quickly curtail payroll as that is your largest expense as an employer. Better to tell the people to get other employment in the short term than to keep them in suspense. If the show resumes, those people can always be rehired if the old employees wish to return.

~~Philip "Never let school interfere with your education - Mark Twain"
I want to couch my posting by saying from the ... have made off their cattle lo these many years. Ken

they obviously know something you don't, regarding his injury, which may not cause him to die, but they probably have ... in that kind of job. They'll find other jobs, I saw some hotel already offered jobs to them. Calm down.

Agreed.

~~Philip "Never let school interfere with your education - Mark Twain"
Show more