medicine show

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medicine show

n.
A traveling show, popular especially in the 1800s, that offered varied entertainment, between the acts of which medicines and nostrums were peddled.
An itinerant spectacle common in the American West from the late 1800s to the early 1900s as a vehicle to huckster various (ineffective) patent medicines
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RSPCA's senior scientific officer, specialising in circus animal welfare, Ros Clubb said: "We have major concerns about the welfare of wild animals involved in this, or any other, travelling show, a concern that is clearly shared by a huge number of others in Wales.
Because of their temporary nature, travelling shows like this will never be able to keep wild animals in a way that provides acceptable standards of welfare.
But Martin Fidler Jones, RSPCA Cymru's political campaigns manager, said: "We have concerns about the welfare of lions and tigers in this, or any other, travelling show.