Thanks for wanting to help animals abused in the circus!
In the wild elephants can roam for over 20 miles a day with their familes. In the circus they are kept isolated and in chains and in the backs of trucks for their entire lives. In order for them to perform those unnatural tricks for audiences, they are beaten with metal rods called bullhooks. Click here to learn more: http://www.peta2.com/issue/circuses-three-rings-of-abuse/