- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Heretic Books Ltd (April 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0946097283
- ISBN-13: 978-0946097289
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,487,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Rose-tinted Menagerie Paperback – April 1, 1994
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While the original printed copy was published in 1990, and several facilities followed in the novel have closed since, it still remains as a damning - if not haunting - testament to humanity's inclination to exploit any living creature for the sake of the almighty dollar. Additionally, the investigative piece remains relevant due to the parallels mentioned in the pages continue to run rampant in the circuses and marine parks of today.
While most animal rights-themed investigations would try to sucker punch the reader with an overflow of emotions and exploitative drama, Rose-Tinted Menagerie does not. Johnson proves his point through available reports, documentation, interviews of the proponents and opponents of the circus and dolphinarium industry, as well as logical questioning of how and why these `freak shows' are considered acceptable in society.Read more ›