30 Jun '13, 2pm

Circus Elephant Drowns While Caretaker Jumps on Her

Circus Elephant Drowns While Caretaker Jumps on Her

Calls for an investigation are mounting as a heart wrenching video gains attention online. It shows an aged circus elephant drowning in a river, while her owner’s brother jumps and cavorts on her as she helplessly flails under water and dies. The ill-fated 48-year-old circus elephant, Madi, was a star attraction at Daniel Renz’s traveling show, Universal Circus Renz. The German circus was on tour in Estonia when this incident occurred in early June. Bystanders captured the entire event on video. It’s clear from the footage that Madi was old and frail. According to animal rights activist group Pro Wildlife, Madi was too old and too frail to keep touring with this circus, a fact they reportedly told Renz previously. Madi apparently had been taken to a river in the town of Narva, Estonia, for a bath . In the video, Madi at first appears to be enjoying the water, flipping it u...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/heartbreaking-video-elderly-c...

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