Elephant Exploitation

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Elephant Exploitation

Wishful Thinking


We want to think of elephants living free in the wilds of Africa and Asia.


We want to believe that every elephant is free to take a mud bath when he or she wants to.


All of these elephants are now living free at The Elephant Sanctuary, but the reality is that they all were abused before being rescued.

Reality

(Elephant - Entertainment - 14)  Baby elephants are captured rodeo-style, roped around all four legs, tethered neck-to-neck to an “anchor” elephant, and dragged from their mothers. From this point forward in their lives, every moment, every instinct, and every natural behavior is subjected to suppression and discipline at the whim of the trainer. This and the eight images below were all taken by a former Ringling Bros. employee at Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation program. Read Whistleblower Validates Ringling Cruelty to Elephants.

Photo from: PETA.