The Onion News Network is a satirical weekly publication that reads like an American-style newspaper with news stories, op-ed photos, and parody advertisements. The pieces are so dryly facetious that some people mistake it for actual news, while Onion fans enjoy feeling part of the big "inside joke."
Today, The Onion published an article called "Children Of All Ages Delighted By Enslavement Of Topsy The Elephant" that uses dark humor to illustrate the severe problems that circus elephants suffer in the name of "entertainment." Whoever wrote the story has clearly researched the topic of elephant abuse in circuses and goes so far as to mention Ringling Bros. Circus by name because of their reputation for beating animals.
Some of you might find the topic too upsetting to appreciate the article, but I'm happy about it. The Onion did what they do best: write snarky on-point satire aimed at an offensive business that teaches readers something along the way. The Onion loves elephants, and while I've always enjoyed The Onion, I like them even more now.
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Children Of All Ages Delighted By Enslavement Of Topsy The Elephant