In the video clip below, Ringling Brothers employees are caught beating their circus elephants with bull hooks and whips. A worker with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) secretly filmed the Ringling Brothers employees abusing the elephants.
Depraved sickos like these give humans a bad name. They should not be allowed near any animals, human or otherwise. When they're not abusing elephants, they're probably drowning cats and beating women. Massive doses of shame and stigma seem to be the only cure for this kind of depraved behavior. Ringling Brothers should pay for the therapy of their depraved employees. And Ringling Brothers should forever lose the "right" to treat animals like amusing slaves.
The undercover PETA employee scored a job with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and traveled with the circus as it toured seven states, a spokesman said. . . "He witnessed these elephants being beaten for no apparent reason," said Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA's vice president for cruelty investigations, who described the abuse as "consistent" and "routine."
As a result of the latest video, PETA filed a formal complaint yesterday with the Agriculture Department under the Animal Welfare Act. It also plans to file complaints today in seven states where the show performed, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island, a spokesman said.
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