To take baby elephants away from their families just to put these poor elephants who pine for their mothers into such an unnatural setting is very cruel! Animals in circuses are beaten, prodded, chained for long periods of time, and transported from one place to another in trucks. It is a miserable life for an animal- a life of terrible abuse and captivity for the sake of seeing an animal balance on his hind leg or front feet! As a species, we certainly owe a lot more consideration to other animals’ lives than treating them with no respect for their needs and welfare. Elephants are extremely intelligent and social animals who need each other as much as humans need to be with other humans. It’s high time to respect this fact!
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From the moment they're born, elephants and other animals trapped in the circus are denied everything that they want and need. Elephants are beaten, electro-shocked, chained for up to 100 hours at a time, and have their spirits broken so that they will perform confusing and physically demanding tricks under the big top. Take the pledge to not support this cruelty and to never go to a circus that…
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