22 May '13, 5pm

Viola Davis Calls for Circus Elephant Protection

Viola Davis Calls for Circus Elephant Protection

, “An undercover investigation of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus revealed that elephants were struck repeatedly with bullhooks backstage just before performances in order to intimidate them and remind them that they must do as they’re told or suffer the painful consequences. And recent sworn affidavits from arena workers on opposite sides of the country report barbaric bullhook beatings by Ringling staff, including an incident in which an animal attendant repeatedly and forcefully struck a chained elephant on the leg. Just last year, a handler with Piccadilly Circus was caught repeatedly striking an elephant with a bullhook on the face and trunk.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/05/22/viola-davis-calls-for-...

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