The Zoo

Before college, Reagan and his brother Neil had few interests outside of football. One of those rare outside interests, however, was maintaining the makeshift "zoo" and "museum" that they had in the loft of the carriage house in back of their home. Using the "zoo," they joined with a friend who had goats to put on a small circus. However, when the friend and Neil decided to go out of the circus business and into the meat and poultry business using their "zoo" animals, RWR withdrew. "He couldn't go for killing," said Neil.

Ronald Reagan: His Life and Rise to the Presidency, p.30.

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