24 Pics Of Baby Elephants Being Circus Trained

Submitted by: jpetar75 7 years ago in Weird
http://www.dyscario.com/pets-and-animals/training-process-of-young-elephants.html

This is probably exactly why we should all just start protesting circuses.
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Female 51
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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Female 3,598
i hate going to work too.
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Male 949
"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.

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Female 1,604
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.
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Female 1,095
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.
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Female 28
@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. :\
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Male 1,629
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.
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Female 432
That is soooo cruel
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Female 4,028
I wonder if things like this is what causes some elephants to snap.
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Female 414
F*u*c*k The circus!!!!!!! Ugh
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Male 25,416
Crazy elephants!
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Female 170
Like TBirdVBall, I hate circuses anyway, so I wouldn`t mind protesting at all :)
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Female 519
Well that`s depressing.

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

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Male 17,511
... 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.

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Male 17,511
"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.

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Female 124
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!
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Female 136
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.
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Female 136
they used to treat horses like that, but these days training methods are much kinder.
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Male 2,592
This is sick. Just sick...
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Female 3,828
ugh disgusting. made me wanna puke. horses are " broken in". they dont do this to them too, do they???
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Male 388
I didn`t realize it sucks that much to be a circus elephant
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Female 282
If the elephant in #9 wouldve fallen over...
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Male 2,796
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.

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Female 320
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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Female 523
this makes me so sad. :( i want to use the same techniques on the trainers. complete @ssholes.
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Male 9,305
Huh...well that ruined circuses for me. I mean the clowns were one thing but this is nasty.
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Female 16
Aww. So mean.
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Female 778
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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Female 497
Reminds me of Rosie in Water For Elephants

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Male 292
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.
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Female 1,199
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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Male 422
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.
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Female 171
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?

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Male 265
to opiebreath:

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

what was that opie??

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Female 1,148
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".
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Male 964
I thought this was going to be fun and filled with rainbows and gum-drops...i was wrong... horribly , horribly wrong!
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Female 15,763
"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.

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Male 265
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.
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Female 15,763
Except for that French one with the pretty costumes...
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Female 1,566
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.

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Male 404
:(
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Male 4,680
I look forward to seeing how the circus ringleaders try to justify this.
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Female 110
i just puked a little...
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Male 2,199
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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Male 1,190
Republicans do not deserve this much care and attention!
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Male 36
lol seems like a lot of work. Why not just get a dog instead?

I wonder what an elephant would taste like.

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Male 221
This is bad, real bad
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Female 364
Guhhh.
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Male 10,440
Republicans deserve this fate.
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Female 208
They are just babies.
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Female 410
Clowns deserve this fate, not elephants.
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Female 9,585
Besides clowns, this is the reason I don`t go to the circus.
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Male 730
:(
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Male 2
Link: 24 Pics Of Baby Elephants Being Circus Trained [Rate Link] - This is probably exactly why we should all just start protesting circuses.
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