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Westchester Foster Children Get to See Circus

County, advertising company team up to provide free tickets.

Among those attending the Royal Hanneford Circus performances this Presidents Day weekend in White Plains are Westchester County foster children, who received free tickets to the show thanks to a partnership between the county and an advertising company.

Titan, a transit media company that works with Westchester County on its bus lines and at the county airport, donated 104 tickets so that foster children could see the circus, which ends its 38th annual run at the Westchester County Center tonight.

Teleman February 19, 2013 at 02:05 AM
Waiting for the comments from the "animal rights" loonies. God bless these children, their foster parents and those who gave them a nice day at the circus.
Cj Ellie February 19, 2013 at 02:13 PM
These foster children are in the care of others because their parents did not provide for or protect them. They know first hand what it feels like to be abused. And, if these children were aware of the abuse these circus animals suffer just to entertain them you wouldn't be able to drag them to the Big Top. Children love animals and would never want them abused to entertain them. Within the last 20 years, the connection between violence against animals and violence against humans has been recognized. Now we know that the forces and influences that foster violence toward humans and animals spring from the same roots. Ascione, FR, et al. The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence. http://www.vachss.com/guest_dispatches/ascione_1.html The Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence http://tiny.cc/a-triad Bibliography: The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A selected annotated bibliography, 2011
William Demarest (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Westchester County says that it's efforts to get foster children out of temporary care and into permanent homes has reduced the number of foster children in recent years from more than 900 to less than 600.
Teleman February 20, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Wow, that only took 1 day and 12 hours Coookoooooooo!
joy February 20, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Agreed.

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