PLEASE! Let Worcester’s city manager and city councilors know that you are AGAINST Ringling coming to Worcester! That wild animals do not belong on train box cars, are not supposed to be wearing head-dresses or saddles, should not – it’s morally reprehensible! – be forced to be anything but themselves. Wild animals!
Wild (exotic) animals, such as chimps, can NEVER be domesticated. Cute little chimps mature into adult chimpanzees that can (and have) done real damage to the addle-brained humans who, stupidly, think they are our “pals.” Wild animals are not domesticated dogs or cats or goats or cows or chickens! THEY have not been domesticated – genetically speaking! You can not BEAT, TRAIN a wild animal’s genetic NATURE out of it! Humans never have! We never will! For ex: Cute, captive polar bear cubs will attack and do serious damage to the very same people who have bottle nursed them and snuggled them and smooched them up when they are just a few months older! Why can’t we “get” this? Cuz the animals are so GORGEOUS and AWE-INSPIRING and we are so selfish.
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12 Things Ringling Doesn’t Want You to Know
If there’s one thing Ringling Bros. circus has proved over the years, it’s that it’s the cruelest show on Earth. Here are 12 things that Ringling Bros. doesn’t want you to know:
1. The circus tears babies away from their mothers.
At around 21 months old, baby elephants are dragged away from their mothers, who have to be restrained. In the wild, males stay with their mothers until they’re teenagers and female elephants stay with their mothers their entire lives.
2. “Breaking” elephants really means “breaking their spirits.”
Baby elephants are forced to stand on a concrete floor for about 23 hours a day for up to six months, unable to lie down or even turn around.
3. Trainers use bullhooks, ropes, and electric prods.
Baby elephants learn to fear bullhooks from a very young age.
4. Training goes unmonitored by any agency of any kind.
The elephants cry out, but there is no one there to help them.
5. Elephants spend most of their lives in chains.
When they aren’t performing, elephants are confined.
6. Elephants travel in boxcars like these for up to 100 hours straight.
The doors are barely bigger than they are.
7. Elephants are beaten for the slightest disobedience.
8. The wounds on this elephant are plainly visible.
Trainers usually cover them up with “Wonder Dust” so that inspectors can’t see them.
9. Ringling paid a $270,000 fine for violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
10. Ringling’s abuse lasts a lifetime.
11. Protests are organized almost everywhere that Ringling goes.
12. Even kids know about Ringling’s abuse.
The sheen around “the cruelest show on Earth” is nearly gone, as more and more people speak out against Ringling’s barbaric practices every day!
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