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Date: 12/26/09 10:02 AM

54 Responses to 24 Pics Of Baby Elephants Being Circus Trained

  1. Profile photo of jpetar75
    jpetar75 Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2009 at 9:40 am
    Link: 24 Pics Of Baby Elephants Being Circus Trained - This is probably exactly why we should all just start protesting circuses.
  2. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    :(
  3. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    Besides clowns, this is the reason I don`t go to the circus.
  4. Profile photo of IslandLotus
    IslandLotus Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    Clowns deserve this fate, not elephants.
  5. Profile photo of v_ataraxic
    v_ataraxic Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    They are just babies.
  6. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    Republicans deserve this fate.
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    kitwatson Female 13-17
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    December 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    Guhhh.
  8. Profile photo of bex753
    bex753 Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    This is bad, real bad
  9. Profile photo of xxFlintxx
    xxFlintxx Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    lol seems like a lot of work. Why not just get a dog instead?

    I wonder what an elephant would taste like.

  10. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Republicans do not deserve this much care and attention!
  11. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    I wish i didnt see this and could have continued living a life believing that the elephants enjoyed doing tricks to entertain people...
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    aahhdude Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    i just puked a little...
  13. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    I look forward to seeing how the circus ringleaders try to justify this.
  14. Profile photo of gamerdude94
    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    :(
  15. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    You guys, these are normal pictures taken out of context by PETA. I`ve seen them before. These are from a Ringling training facility in Florida. The ropes are very soft and don`t leave burns and the trainer just touches the back of the elephant`s neck with the pole, then it`s awarded a treat.

    It`s the same as pushing your dog down to teach it to sit. It`s not inhumane at all and the elephants DO anjoy preforming, just the same as any captive animal that we turn into pets.

  16. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    Except for that French one with the pretty costumes...
  17. Profile photo of Adoras
    Adoras Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    lol i like the libs that bring republicans into this. in their minds the people mistreating (or maybe not from leesahs posts)are all republicans. i know that sounds crazy but it is true, its how they think.
  18. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    "i know that sounds crazy but it is true, its how they think."

    I`m sorry, but you`re the only one who`s brought olitics into this.. and, apparently, clairvoyance.

  19. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    I thought this was going to be fun and filled with rainbows and gum-drops...i was wrong... horribly , horribly wrong!
  20. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    I honestly think all elephants belong in the wild. Not behind bars. Not performing for all of us. They aren`t meant to perform; even if it is "cruelty-free".
  21. Profile photo of Adoras
    Adoras Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    to opiebreath:

    from LazyMe484: "Republicans deserve this fate."
    form StarDagger: "Republicans do not deserve this much care and attention!"

    what was that opie??

  22. Profile photo of AbiElectric
    AbiElectric Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    I boycott circuses anyway. And leesah you can talk to elephants now?

    I didn`t read any of the text in the website and my impression of the photos weren`t good ones! Why should a BABY elephant be performing anyway?

  23. Profile photo of RAGEMONSTER
    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm
    No no no they are doing it wrong! I have to beat my baby elephant way harder than that before it will listen to me.
  24. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    I`ve never been to a circus before for this reason.

    My mom always told me that circus animals are abused. :|

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    iplaymusic Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    If you think this is bad, you should see what they do to the clowns. You think 20 clowns do into a clown car by choice. This needs to stop.
  26. Profile photo of deadpopstar
    deadpopstar Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    Reminds me of Rosie in Water For Elephants

    =[

  27. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    i never go to the circus. i`m no expert, but shouldn`t those babies be with their mothers?

    i love it when elephants and other animals snap and start mauling people. the trainers mistreat them and the drats that go to watch that traveling glorified concentration camp encourage it. non-nice individuals.

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    sairfax_lol3 Female 13-17
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    December 26, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    Aww. So mean.
  29. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    Huh...well that ruined circuses for me. I mean the clowns were one thing but this is nasty.
  30. Profile photo of icecream2269
    icecream2269 Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    this makes me so sad. :( i want to use the same techniques on the trainers. complete @ssholes.
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    miraclewik Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    Looks like the documentary "earthlings" A part in there shows an undercover video of a trainer explaining exactly how to ram the hook into the poor thing...then shows how to do it....
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm
    Anyone who can look at this and spin it to some kind of political viewpoint is a drating loon and needs to seek help.

    This kind of abuse transcends any of your petty political squabbling so get over yourselves already.

  33. Profile photo of Rawrandmer
    Rawrandmer Female 13-17
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    December 27, 2009 at 1:14 am
    If the elephant in #9 wouldve fallen over...
  34. Profile photo of ImTakingOver
    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 1:15 am
    I didn`t realize it sucks that much to be a circus elephant
  35. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 3:05 am
    ugh disgusting. made me wanna puke. horses are " broken in". they dont do this to them too, do they???
  36. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    December 27, 2009 at 4:04 am
    This is sick. Just sick...
  37. Profile photo of theferret
    theferret Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 6:08 am
    they used to treat horses like that, but these days training methods are much kinder.
  38. Profile photo of theferret
    theferret Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 6:10 am
    also i saw on animal planet a thing about an elephant sanctuary where retired/rescued circus elephants would go. they said they never ever did any of those tricks on their own after being freed.
  39. Profile photo of Looshk
    Looshk Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 8:34 am
    This among other cruel practices is why I havent been to a circus with animals in it since I was a young child... The Chinese circus that was in Ireland a few years ago however had the right idea all acrobats and talented humans NO ANIMALS!
  40. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 27, 2009 at 9:52 am
    "hidden camera" Oh really ? How did they hide the flashes seen in many of those pics ? I`m calling BS on this. The camera was not hidden at all. Nor are the animals "Abused". Just exactly how else are people to train a 1 ton beast with skin 4 times thicker than cow hide (leather) ?

    They appear to be well fed to me, and I`m sure the ASPCA visits them from regularly. These elephants were not born in the wild, They were not imported either.

    I`ve seen people abuse their dogs and cats, and the results of such mistreatment. I see no marks, signs of sickness or malnutrition on those pachyderms at all.

  41. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 27, 2009 at 10:03 am
    ... and another thing, What they didn`t show you is how well these animals are fed and the veterinary care they are given. Notice they are trained on soft sand and with padded ropes.

    I love animals and would never mistreat them, But view photos like this with a skeptical eye. Abused animals get mean and no one wants a mean elephant at a circus, Trust me. They have the strength and power to kill people and some have.

  42. Profile photo of TBirdVBall
    TBirdVBall Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 10:50 am
    Well that`s depressing.

    I hate circuses anyways...so I`m totally cool with protesting.

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    tuesdayfool Female 13-17
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    December 27, 2009 at 11:43 am
    Like TBirdVBall, I hate circuses anyway, so I wouldn`t mind protesting at all :)
  44. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    Crazy elephants!
  45. Profile photo of Qtee_mo
    Qtee_mo Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    F*u*c*k The circus!!!!!!! Ugh
  46. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    I wonder if things like this is what causes some elephants to snap.
  47. Profile photo of kimberly163
    kimberly163 Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    That is soooo cruel
  48. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    i don`t get whats wrong with this, as it was previously stated they are in soft sand and use padded ropes. also a elephants skin is much thicker then a persons so the stick they use couldn`t hurt more then gettin tapped with a rubber pointer tip. and animals are useless in circus`s. cirque du soleil is much more entertaining.
  49. Profile photo of Lalet
    Lalet Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    @leesah - I know how easily things can be taken out of context, but still... we may make a dog sit down for a moment (which is a natural position), but we don`t tie up its legs and force it to stay like that or stand on its head. :\
  50. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    I`ve never even thought about how they trained the elephants to do those tricks. :( Now I never want to go to a circus again.
  51. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    December 28, 2009 at 6:01 am
    ugh if I was an elephant I would grow up and start a stampede too, like maromi I never thought of how they trained them. I always though you kinda did it like a dog. I am sad now.
  52. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    "i don`t get whats wrong with this, as it was previously stated they are in soft sand and use padded ropes. also a elephants skin is much thicker then a persons so the stick they use couldn`t hurt more then gettin tapped with a rubber pointer tip. and animals are useless in circus`s. cirque du soleil is much more entertaining."

    This.

  53. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    i hate going to work too.
  54. Profile photo of MsAnthropos
    MsAnthropos Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    What`s happening to the elephants is much better treatment than what the majority of people do w/ thier dogs these days. They need constant exercise, people! Not a few walks after work. No excuses. You wonder why they wreck the house? That`s because they aren`t being stimulated. What do you think we needed dogs for? Work. Putting an animal to work keeps them healthy and happy.

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