Which Country Says No to Elephant Slavery?

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Posted November 18, 2013 by Kim Johnson

Following PETA India and Animal Rahat’s nine-month-long investigation of circuses across the country, the Animal Welfare Board of India has announced that it will no longer register elephants for performance– WAY TO GO INDIA! The Animal Welfare Board of India said they will also seize all elderly and injured animals from the circuses, arrange for their rehabilitation, and serve legal notices to any circuses that force any sick, injured, or unregistered animals to perform in the future.


PETA India’s investigators inspected more than a dozen circuses and found that handlers beat elephants with bullhooks (weapons that resemble a fireplace poker with a sharp steel hook on one end), kept animals continuously chained or caged, and deprived animals of veterinary care.

Sadly, this abuse is still common practice in many well-known circuses in the United States. Most elephant handlers in the circus still use bullhooks to beat, hit, prod, and jab elephants into submission.  Trainers often embed the hook in the soft tissue behind elephants’ ears, inside the ear or mouth, in and around the anus, and in tender spots under the chin and around the feet.

ringling bros. circusUntil the U.S. follows India’s example and removes elephants from the circus, you can make a difference by pledging NEVER to attend circuses that use animals!

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    526 days ago

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    Lorenza, I personally do not care if your English is not perfect, your heart is. Blessings.

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  • 593 days ago

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    Hey people,sorry if my english in not perfect…

  • 593 days ago

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    I think some countries in South America already forbid the use of animal in circuses, if I’m not misteken the countries are Bolivia and Colombia . But here in Brasil we are almost there,all the major states and cities have laws forbiden the use of any animal in this kind of shows,soon it will be voted in national law,I’m pretty sure that will be the end of the torture,but by now here in Brasil,is very difficult for the circuses to keep animals in their show ,since that are so many places they can not go with animals.Hope americans can soon end this torture too.

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