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The Cruelest Show on Earth


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, circuses, Barnum & Bailey Circus, elephants, protection, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, cruelty, wildlife, wildanimals, suffering, humans )

Cal
- 629 days ago - motherjones.com
Bullhooks. Whippings. Electric shocks. Three-day train rides without breaks. Our yearlong investigation rips the big top off how Ringling Bros. treats its elephants.



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Bill K. (23)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:55 am
if the circus plans to come to your town please let people know what really happens to circus animals. low ticket sales is the best way to stop the circus. so write letters to local sponsors, newspapers, elected officials, and media outlets. when the news covers the circus coming to town make them report on these issues instead of "cute" animal stories and pseudo-promotions for the circus.
 

Karen R. (87)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:10 am
so cruel!
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:16 am
So sad....................help stop this cruelty please. Thank you.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:22 am
This torturing of elephants should not only be prohibited, but policed as well.
I'm sure circuses could survive without elephants at all. they do in Australia.
 

lee e. (114)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:34 am
Very distressing-- thanks Cal
 

Teresa W. (690)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:46 am
outrageous
 

John B. (215)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:35 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Deborah Nelson. A very long but enlightening read and very disturbing to boot. I haven't been to a circus since I was a young child and never felt the need to attend another one. Read and noted.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:09 am
Noted and just Awful Cal:-0 Tnx
 

pam w. (191)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:12 am
Thanks, Cal.
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:50 am
That was absolutely nauseating. The video excruciating to watch, the text unbearable. May PETA never give up on this cause and where ever those pathetic excuses for "trainers" go next, I hope there are bullhooks and ankuses just for them. I've never been to a circus and never will and I will support any effort to end this barbaric treatment of what are, in the wild, sentient loving creatures, truly gentle giants - their only enemy the human plague that infests the planet and greed, always greed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:53 am
Ringling will some day get what's coming to them. The problem is the money they generate when they are in town, gives them an immoral edge - a protective shield as it were.
 

Jan Garen (76)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:01 am
This antiquated cruel so called 'entertainment' is long past its sell by date. Ringling should be closed down immediately. How much more proof do the authorities need?
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:42 pm
Heartbreaking. Noted.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:04 pm
What the hell! Hate circuses!! Sick bastards, they should be illegal!
 

. (5)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:52 pm
Such cruelty and the majestic elephant just takes it. It's so heartbreaking.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:39 pm
Too awful to comprehend.
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:30 am
noted
 

June M. (104)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 12:13 pm
noted..thanks Cal
 

Wendy F. (43)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 10:57 am
Noted, thanks.
 
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