In Reference to: Thomas A. Edison
I tend to agree. There is a video of him electrocuting the elephant Topsey on Coney Island in New York many, many years ago.
Topsey was electrocuted before a public audience. Her crime? She was considered aggressive and hostile to her handlers. What circus elephant isn't capable of being aggressive and hostile. You would be too if you were ripped from your natural family, chained, beaten and denied all of your freedoms.
It was horrible. I'm certainly no fan of Thomas Edison.