When circuses send animals into the arena, these animals are not there for their own pleasure or fun and would never willingly do what they are forced to do. More and more former employees of circuses have started speaking up, telling horrifying stories about how animals are tortured to perform.
Ringling Brothers is no exception. Bullhooks are just one instrument for hurting elephants being used over and over again.
If you want to be entertained go see Cirque du Soleil or some other circus where you can be awed by the extraordinary performance of beautiful people.
“According to former circus employees, Ringling trainers routinely beat elephants and jab them with sharp metal bullhooks in order to force them to perform. At least 30 elephants, including four babies, have died since 1992, including an 8-month-old baby elephant named Riccardo who was euthanized after he fractured his hind legs when he fell from a circus pedestal.”
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