Cruel: Skeleton-Looking Circus Elephants Were Forced To Perform Tricks While Malnourished
January 28, 2019 18:16 By Mambee
Circus animals suffer a lot of abuse. These animals provide audiences with laughter and joy, but the truth is, while doing this, they are going through a lot of pain and agony.
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Here are some facts about circus animal abuse:
1. Most animals in the circus are trained with whips, electric shocks, bullhooks;
2. Circus animals have the right to be protected and treated humanely under the Animal Welfare Act;
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3. 96% of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains and/or confined spaces.
An image which recently went online showed a malnourished and skinny elephant on its knees. This brought a lot of attention to the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Thailand.
It was found that two of the five elephants in there were severely underweight and were still forced to perform tricks for visitors.
Yet, the Zoo staff insisted that the animals were in a good condition and that nothing was wrong with them.
This statement annoyed people and this immediately sparked actions that led to an investigation into the zoo.
Local authorities from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, found that the zoo’s license had expired in 2016.
They also found out that the animals had lost several of their teeth and couldn't eat.
They immediately ordered the zoo staff to allow the animals to rest and increase their weight with a robust meal plan, as reported by Bangkok Post.
This incident has shed light on a lot of circus animal abuse and has hopefully inspired authorities to look more thoroughly into similar cases.
Ways to stop animal abuse
Animal abuse in the circus is unnecessary and mean. However, we can help put an end to it by:
1. Signing petitions to prevent animal abuse;
2. Educating others, especially children, about the consequences of circus abuse;
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3. Joining community boycott of circus shows that feature animals;
4. Encouraging animal-free circus shows.
Every living being deserves a life free of abuse and chains. They are no lesser than humans and should not be treated meanly only to satisfy men's need for entertainment.
Let’s join hands and create an animal-safe society.
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