"When entertaining, it is always best to have an elephant," said Phineas T. Barnum.

I watched the unloading of the animals the other night by the Ringling Brothers Circus in back of the B.&O. Railroad Museum. The elephants all seemed well fed and quite happy. The horses are quite magnificent, and all of the handlers seemed very proud and professional. There was no sign of abuse of any kind, and you could tell that the handlers loved their animals.

Perhaps the PETA people should attend the circus like me and have a good time.

Tony Buechner, Baltimore