Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ringling Bros Circus Ending Elephant Acts

I went to a small circus a few years ago, and I liked it. But I do remember hearing about how awful elephants are usually treated once circuses start to train them and use them for shows. It made me feel a little guilty, but I'm glad the well-known Ringling Bros. Circus is deciding to stop using elephants for their shows by 2018. Hopefully this will encourage other circuses to do the same. 

12 comments:

  1. It is just heartbreaking to hear that any animal was abused and make to work unnecessary.

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  2. I know- it is just sad, Adam..that they were treated so badly. I have always been fascinated by them and how smart they are. I am glad Ringling Bros is stepping up to the plate!

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  3. Elephants are very special creatures.

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  4. I was really glad to hear this. I don't think such majestic animals should be kept for circuses and held and abused for our entertainment. Zoo's do good work but I also don't think al ot of the animals should be kept in cages the way they are.

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  5. this is why I never visit circuses and Zoos

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  6. It's good to hear these changes. Animal cruelty is never ok:(

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  7. Yes, sentient creatures like elephants and dolphins should never be enslaved for our entertainment.

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    1. I totally and emphatically agree with you.

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  8. In some countries like in Thailand, elehant are still used for work in daily life and for tourist entertainment. This is a lot better than being slaughtered for ivory. Lets hope they have a good life in captivity in Thailand.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. I refuse to visit the circus. Too much abuse of the animals, I could never support them!

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  10. That is a step in the right direction. These are such beautiful animals.

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