Circuses are suppose to be a family friendly show that allows people to see different acts performed by large animals. But what people don't see is the way these animals treated in order to get them to perform. PETA has investigated the Ringling Brothers Circus for many years and what they have found is disturbing and graphic.
In this video you can see the elephants being abused and tied up.
Elephants are torn away from their mothers as babys and forced to start training. In the wild baby Elephants stay with their mothers for 2-4 years. They use bull hooks, and electric prods, to punish the animals if they arent doing what they want. In one video they are beating the elephants before a show to “get them ready and remind the elephants whose in charge.”
Its not just the Elephants that are suffering, The Ringling Bros. are also known for their Big cat act which includes Lions, and Tigers, doing tricks through rings of fire and other things. When the circus is traveling from place to place the big cats One report by Animal Defenders International revealed that tigers spend between 75% and 99% of their time in cramped 6.5-foot-by-8-foot cages.
Tigers have an innate fear of fire, yet they are beaten into jumping through burning hoops. Imagine how terrifying circus trainers must be if tigers would rather jump through FIRE than face punishment
Why haven't done anything to stop this?
How do people think its okay for animals to be treated like this?