Sarah Silverman Speaks Up for Elephants

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Posted July 26, 2011 by peta2 staff

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Sarah Silverman doesn’t think there’s anything funny about hurting animals. The comedian has fired off a letter on behalf of PETA to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking that four ailing elephants traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus be seized. These four girls are still on the road and being forced to perform despite the fact that PETA drew the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s attention to this arthritis and lameness more than nine months ago.

“Performing circus tricks is a painful struggle for these animals … Yet Ringling’s elephant handlers—who have zero vet experience—continually stab the animals with sharp metal rods called bullhooks in order to keep them performing despite their ailments.”

Sarah points out that veterinarians have documented incontrovertible evidence showing that Nicole, Karen, Juliette and Sara are being forced to perform grueling tricks despite suffering from lameness. Nicole and Karen also suffer from painful arthritis—the number one reason that captive elephants are euthanized.

Add your voice to Sarah’s by asking Secretary Vilsack to order these four hurting elephants off the road.

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  • 1398 days ago

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    I LOVE Sarah (:
    I hate animal cruelty, But elephants…That just goes too far!

  • 1399 days ago

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    she is funny and i love that she did this! =]

  • 1401 days ago

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    I just don’t understand why mankind has to be this way. Why is so hard to understand that these animals can feel pain just like humans. Maybe these individuals don’t care about humans either. the world could be such a nicer place if we could all just care about others and not just our selves.

  • 1401 days ago

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    awesome :) ringling needs to be stopped

  • 1401 days ago

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    The fact tht anyone culd do tht to such a caring and peaceful animal like an elephant rele makes me sick.

  • 1401 days ago

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    Poor elephants! ;( But kudos to Sarah Silverman!

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