Bensons Animal Farm
October 13, 2012 16:22:51 (EDT)|
are the stone camels still on site??
Michael Morin September 9, 2012 08:27:40 (EDT)
Has anyone seen a photo(s) of the R/C Car or Boat areas?
Marie September 7, 2012 10:47:40 (EDT)
I am photo scrapbooking, and just did a photo page of us kids at Benson's back in the late 50's and early 60's, but couldn't remember where it was, so just looked it up. Happy to hear it's being revitilized, I had a photo of the shoe, but can't seem to locate it now. ;)
Kim Rick September 5, 2012 09:48:57 (EDT)
Hi I want to say I love the great new upkeep of the park and it brought back so many fond memories. I have a questune, would the planning board allow a wedding at Benson? My niece wants to get married in a beautiful outdoor and not have outragous prices to do it. I was wondering if that could be done and we would make a small donation to the park or you could give us a price. The reception would also be great to have but I am not sure if you would allow that and they would like to have a DJ. Even just to have the wedding there may be special because of the lovely flowers and plants you all have taken care of and planted. Please call me and let me know what you think of this idea. I bet the photos would be other people in to want functions there and it could help with upkeep costs for beautiful park.
Michael Keeys Tilley September 4, 2012 15:51:24 (EDT)
I am sorry to hear that you closed. I had some GREAT times as a child at the park.
steve (webmaster) September 4, 2012 12:41:57 (EDT)
I removed a posting from T.B. I remind our participants: feel free to express your opinions, but personal attacks will not be tolerated on this message board.
CCohen September 3, 2012 10:36:54 (EDT)
Would anyone have information about Carl Neuffer, a family friend, who worked with elephants in Benson's.
Nancy Morin August 5, 2012 07:20:02 (EDT)
I am so sorry to hear of your closing, my parents,grandparents,Aunts and Uncles have always gone to your Park. I have gone to see you all since I was a child. Now at 41 years of age I was going to bring my own family. You will be deeply missed:(
Cassandra Horton July 31, 2012 16:37:05 (EDT)
I am intrested in working with animals and I was hoping maybe you could help.
Geoffrey James July 22, 2012 11:03:14 (EDT)
Anyone, like Trevor, who jumps to profanity and abuse on an online forum of this kind is, at best, deranged and, at worst, completely lacking in the ability to conduct a civilized discourse. I feel deeply sorry for anybody who is forced deal with somebody, like Trevor, who has no manners and a short fuse.
Stephanie July 21, 2012 15:58:42 (EDT)
Ive been to Bensons park several times over the past few months, I have completly fell in love with this place! Everything about it is interesting and exciting. I hope that with the support of volunteers and help from the community that one day this place could reopen as a visitation center, where they are able to charge just a few dollars from each person to make the upkeep happen. It looks fantastic. Also it would be very cool if there was a way to host an event a town bbq where everyone can participate in buying food etc .. if anyone knows anything on how abouts to contact about events etc that would be great! This park would be awesome for halloween time as well , maybe getting all the children to do a trick or treating thing at each spot that use to have animals etc. I love this park and only want to keep seeing it get better and better!!
Kryssylynn July 11, 2012 14:18:24 (EDT)
Can I bring my dog (on a leash of course) to Benson's on any day at any time to walk the trails? I have not been since it has re-opened and I heard you can walk the trails with pets. Just want to check before we go there.
Bret July 7, 2012 10:56:59 (EDT)
Based upon the below 'supportive' information and broad minded arguments provided below, I would like to throw into the ring a few other important causes to be considered.
Judy July 6, 2012 21:56:25 (EDT)
This is how they "train" the elephants. This poor baby.
Vicki July 6, 2012 08:52:22 (EDT)
Thank you everyone who turned out to help the animals and it was nice to meet everyone on both days of the protest. Hopefully this will open the eyes to our selectmen, school board and people who live in Hudson and in the neighboring communities about the abuse and unnatural ways that the animals are kept and allowed to perform. Another thing to consider is when traveling venues (such as circus's and carnivals)are in town the crime rate also goes up. We can only hope that the circus will not return in 2013 for the well-being of the animals..
Craig July 5, 2012 14:01:27 (EDT)
Trevor, is it really necessary to curse and swear on this message board? Your point brings up a good argument (I'll admit this even though I don't subscribe to anything you say) but you've construed your statement like a child. Name calling and swearing is something you probably should have stopped in high school, but it seems you've stunted your intellectual growth as a person.
Be that as it may, we live in a delicate ecosystem and animals are an important part of it (as you may or may have not learned in school, I don't imagine you got too far in your education). In such a delicate ecosystem we don't have room for cruelness toward animals. How would you feel if someone came to your house, snatched up your mom, daughter, etc. and imprisoned/tortured them for financial gain? It isn't that people are concerned about "PETA loving, tree hugging bull***t," but rather most intelligent people prefer to not become self absorbed and selfish idiots. Get out of your own little world, or you will forever be a little man.
My advice to you: learn how to construct a good argument without sounding like a youthfully arrogant teenager. Open your eyes to the world around you, not just what is inside your house, your car (or more likely truck), or your workplace. If you don't then you and everyone on this board who is being sarcastic and dismissive will never grow as a person.
See you around at Benson's. I'm the 21 year old guy with the black glasses who is usually running on the trails. I'd be happy to have a conversation with anyone who wants to talk, so long as they don't call me "tree hugger" or "PETA lover" unless you want to be called "uneducated scumbag."
K July 5, 2012 13:45:21 (EDT)
Thank you for posting, Judy. It's important that people are aware of these things. Despite many improvements since the days of Benson's, animal cruelty is still a huge issue, and the easiest thing all of us can do as informed and conscientious residents is to spread the word. The town of Hudson should not have supported Kelly Miller Circus. Hopefully the right people read this forum and take our opinions into consideration in the future.
Larry R. July 4, 2012 18:05:47 (EDT)
God bless you Judy and Vicki! It's so nice of you to help us see the light. You are so lucky to know for a fact how everyone treats and cares for their animals. Please continue to protect us from those evil circus folk.
Vicki July 4, 2012 14:30:22 (EDT)
Very, Very, Very disappointed in my town (Hudson, NH) officials and school board for allowing the Kelly Miller Circus to perform today and tomorrow. I think a better fund raiser could have been done. Just think Benson's Wild Animal Park caged animals for display just like the circus. What is wrong with this picture.The school board should know better.
Judy M June 28, 2012 22:22:47 (EDT)
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