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98 Responses to Circus Animal Abuse: Help Stop It Now

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Link: Circus Animal Abuse: Help Stop It Now - Behind the scenes of a circus. Is an afternoon of fun for us worth a lifetime of misery for them? Warning: Graphic
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    And then people are shocked when animals rebel, attack, and are put to death???

    You don`t necessarily need a ban on `wild` animals in circuses, but you definitely need inspection and prosecution for cases of abuse. Not only as a punitive measure for cases like this, but as a deterrent for others.
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    test-user564 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    why? especially if the animal your hitting is 20x bigger than you.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Sad. But don`t ban all circus animals. How about a ban on ABUSING circus animals.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    How many circuses where involved in the making of this video?

    If they`re all like that then sure, shut them down. But if they`re not then I have no problem.
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    What kind of monster thinks that`s ok? I would beat the s%$& out of that coward.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    FU(K those FU(KING FU(KERS!!!
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Why would you do that?
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    At first, I was prepared to scoff at whatever the animal rights wackos were going to show in this video - and even when it first began I wondered if such a big animal just needs a firmer push to move it out of the way. However, it quickly became apparent, at least from the footage shown, that there was little rhyme or reason to the treatment of the animal.

    I wouldn`t call this `graphic` per se, but I left the video with a much different interpretation than I expected.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    i have a strong desire to inflict pain on these men
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    i can`t watch this stuff, i`m not saying i`m turning a blind eye to it, but it hurts me so much to watch.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Yes, this was extremely sad.

    But don`t ban anything; just because something is immoral doesn`t mean it should be banned.

    Rather, let`s peacefully boycott these cruel circuses rather than use the government as an agent that initiates force on its citizens.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    I wont shed a tear when that elephant snaps and takes that @$$hole out. Well, I might shed a tear since they would then put the elephant down.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Yes this is unfortunate, but I don`t really care. I don`t think we are being given enough information... why are they beating the elephant? Just for the lulz or is there a reason?

    All the while humans are being killed unjustly elsewhere in the world.

    I don`t go to circuses cause` they`re boring. That`s enough reason.
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    FYeah, the elephant was saved like last week. We won!
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    DJRedeye Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    THis is awful but to settle your minds the elephant in question has been given to a zoo in the UK where it will live out the rest of its life being loved, fed and with it`s own kind. Good end to a very sad story. poor thing.
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    duckflash Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    im guessing watever they were hitting the elephant with, it had to be heavy right? Because elephants are pretty tough, but the elephant did twitch when she was hit so im pretty sure it hurt.
    Poor animals. I stopped wanting to go to circuses when i started to realize that those things travel everywhere so it`s unlikely the animals have decent treatment.
    People should just stop going to these kinds of circuses.
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    LycanMutt Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    Nope people don`t care if an animal is abused as long as it`ll shut their kids up. There SHOULD be animal cruelty laws. If people don`t stand up and say, "HEY, you kick that dog one more time I`m calling the Humane Society, and you`re going to get a fine, or thrown into jail." then nobody will. We need animal abuse laws otherwise there will be no other consequences for their cruelty.
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    I hope that elephant fcking stops his ass.
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    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    mmmmmm.....sensual elephant massage
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    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    @ LycanMutt:

    depending on what state you`re in, there are DEFINITELY animal cruelty laws. For instance, in Georgia it`s illegal to neglectfully leave your dog outside in the heat with no shelter or water--that`s a felony punishable my a stint in jail.

    no matter how many laws there are, it will never stop. people know they can go to prison for life or get the death penalty for murder, but they do it anyway. no matter how stiff you make the punishment, non-nice individuals out there will always commit the crime.

    on a different note, someone needs to beat the tar out of all those circus workers and chain them up 24/7. see how they like it.
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    bluekrush Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    "Yes this is unfortunate, but I don`t really care. I don`t think we are being given enough information... why are they beating the elephant? Just for the lulz or is there a reason?
    All the while humans are being killed unjustly elsewhere in the world.
    I don`t go to circuses cause` they`re boring. That`s enough reason."

    It doesn`t matter why they were hitting her, there is never a reason to abuse an animal. I don`t care what kind of information there is, she was chained up and had no way of getting away from them so no matter the reason it is disgusting that someone could do that to an animal. There are humans being killed all over the world for no reason but at least humans have a chance of protecting themselves, animals can`t protect themselves like we can. I would like to beat them with whatever they were using to hit her with and see how they feel about it. Ok, I am done ranting now.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    This is tragic. Mans inhumanity towards elephant? For Christs sake prove you deserve to be considered a man.
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    imlaramarie Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    Why would anyone who has the privilege of being in the presence of such a beautiful creature daily behave this way? It is absurd.
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    jsatan Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    @bluekrush, well said.
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    koffymasheen Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Beaten seems like too harsh of a word for what was occurring in that video - not that I don`t think those people should have the same pitchfork swung at their legs and see how they feel. I also feel like it`s hard to judge everyone based off these clearly bad apples. It`s hard for me to believe that all circus people regularly abuse their animals. Whether or not it`s ethical to keep certain wild animals (like elephants) solely for performance is another issue entirely.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    While I think it`s a step in the right direction to ban using wild animals in travelling circuses, the number of animals abused for entertainment is nothing compared to the number of animals abused to produce food.

    I`m not against eating meat at all- I`m not even a vegetarian- but it is possible to raise animals for meat without horribly abusing them. There`s also the problem with the vast quantity of antibiotics being dumped into farm animals is a contributing factor to the development of antibiotic resistant microbes.
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    I-Am-Goatse Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    The really sad part is, Anne (the elephant) WAS able to defend herself... before they broke her will. Aside from the beatings, the process a lot of trainers use to `break` the poor creatures is just as cruel and heartbreaking. F*ck the circus. If I want to see an elephant I`ll go to a Zoo where at least they are respected, or to the elephant`s natural habitat, where it has just as much a chance to kill me as I have to kill it. Videos like this are a grim reminder of how the human species doesn`t deserve this planet and all it`s wonder and beauty.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    I mean, are they really hurting her?
    She has really tough skin and doesn`t seem to be bothered by it much.
    I dunno.. there must be a better way to get her to move..
    I`m still out on this one, I guess.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    i didnt want to watch, it would put me in a really bad mood to watch an elephant get beaten.
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    vmartinezww Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    not only the beatings... can you imagine hardly being able to move a foot? This makes me sick!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    I don`t believe all circus animals are treated this way, The way this elephant was being treated is bad and the people that mistreated her should be prosecuted.

    But to ban all animals in all circuses because a few are mistreated is going too far. What about the other trainers that treat their animals with care and love ? They`d lose their livelihood and the circus would be worse off for it.
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    forestq Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    I`ve made a vow to myself to NEVER visit the circus!
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    There`s an entire culture in the circus world that evolved a system to abuse elephants, this is not a rare occurrence. And there really ISN`T a humane way to make an elephant perform in a circus, nothing about elephants makes them capable of living that kind of life without extreme force. There simply is no such thing as a circus that has elephants and treats them humanely.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Ban it. Screw your kids entertainment.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    nubblins- yes, that is the issue here. Can the animal being beaten with shovels and pitchforks "really feel" it. Maybe you should go at it with a machete, eh? you sick f u c k.
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    jops360 Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    its an animal, if we dont train it to do tricks then we eat it. thats why WE are the dominate species.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    @CrakrJak- Animal abuse in circuses is a widespread problem. But that`s not why I think that using wild animals in circuses should be banned. There is no way to use these animals in circuses without cruelty. Elephants naturally live across wide territories. Keeping them couped up and forcing them to perform night after night is, in and of itself, cruel. The same thing goes for lions, bears, orcas and dolphins (like at sea world).
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    stwilson Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    Anne has been saved at last. >
    But doesn`t cahnge the abuse she has endured, her and the other animals. I`d like to beat those "caretakers" with a rake.
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    stwilson Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    Not sure why but link doesn`t work...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    So? There are idiots anywhere you go.

    Michael Vick mistreated dogs so we should ban dog ownership?
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    NanGoneBanan Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    stwilson I fixed your link Here

    I`m glad to hear that she is safe.
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    scoomanchoo Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    There is so much worse out there, I don`t want to sound too super douchy but I worked in Thailand for a while with elephants and the reserve owners showed me footage of the breaking in process at other tourist resorts... They`re put in cages no bigger than their body, tied to the walls and beaten and stabbed into submission. This video is very tame compared to what happens in other areas... Not to say I wouldn`t beat the poo out of any of the men shown in this video.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    That made me feel sick :S
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    danky Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm
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    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    why do people do this? i don`t get what entertainment people get out of hurting animals like this. they seem to be just maintenance workers just hitting the animals for no reason.
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    I want to beat every single one of those people till they`re bloody and broken on the floor, begging for they`re life. People like that don`t deserve to live.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    I hope all those people that abused any of those animals get murdered a terrible, terrible death.
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    SaintsFan Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    "So? There are idiots anywhere you go.

    Michael Vick mistreated dogs so we should ban dog ownership?"

    Are you serious? That`s like saying, "Oh, Adolph Hitler hated Jews so we should kick them out of our neighborhood." What kind of crap logic is that? This animal was abused and it continues today. To turn a blind, elitist eye to it is just as bad as beating the animal itself. Damn this circus and damn the individuals that defend it and its practices. I`d love to hit those a******s with a pitchfork and see how their uneducated a***s like it.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    "Evolved from apes?" No, we are still apes.
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    Swuzler Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    Who could do this? Elephants are one of the coolest animals there are. This video seriously upset me how could anyone treat an animal like that? They even shoved its trunk away when it asked for a lil bit of affection. This made me want to cry.
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    PapSett Female 50-59
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    I hope those b@st@rds rot in hell. How anyone can treat any animal that way is totally beyond my thinking.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    Australia banned exotic animals in circuses back in the late 1980`s, as a direct result of the continual cruelty of one particular one, Silvers Circus. Later, they extended that ban to ALL animals on a local government level (meaning local councils decide whether all animals are banned, or whether dogs and horses are allowed).

    As a result, the circuses in Australia SUCK BIGTIME. Seriously. I can go to the local gym to see amazing acrobatics and it doesn`t cost me $70 a ticket. I`m not trying to put the performers at the circus down, they are truly amazing examples of what humans can do, but without animals, circuses are just not the same.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    And my friends wonder why I have very little use for the human race. Every time I turn around, I see something that either sickens, or saddens me. And the really crappy part? 99% of it DOESN`T HAVE TO HAPPEN! It`s people hurting someone or something needlessly. It`s the frelling 21st century, and we still abuse anyone or anything weaker; hate people because of the color of their skin, religion, sexual orientation, etc; molest children/commit rape. We`re frelling neandrethals! To quote one of my favorite bands: "Let`s leave it all to the roaches. Mom`s gonna fix it all soon and put it back the way it oughta be."
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    crudson Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    I regret being born a primate more than not doing that really hot chick from the pool when I totally had the chance that night in the womens restroom in the Carl`s Jr. on Alameda and Wads
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    GreyYes Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    What a bunch of pussys those guys are. seriously, those animals put up with their crap and perform, then get beaten/spit on/starved for no reason? this video is sad and im glad so many people are out to change what happens to abused circus animals.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 12:06 am
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 8, 2011 at 12:17 am
    I was working in an Int`l wildlife Park back in the early 80`s in Texas. The staff member in charge of the elephants used to beat the crap out of them. Pissed me off royally. One day I was working inside taking the usual lab requirements for check up of the head DVM there. Usually the elephants are calm due to the vets being gentle. However as I was drawing blood, that jackass walked in. Right then the whole mood changed from the male bulls through the babies. it became quite intense. he then proceeded then to get them to cooperate with an ax handle. Which I proceeded to yank it out of his hand and threaten him with it. Needless to say I was fired for such.

    One of the things I told him during the confrontation. That he better watch his back because the male bull will kill him. One day on the local news. Apparently he forgot to watch his back. He was hitting the male while trying to load him in the truck. Got caught inside. 5 minutes later he was no more. Ax handle beside him.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Best story I`ve heard all week! - thanks! :-)
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    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:32 am
    This is exactly why I`ve not once been to a circus. Not even as a kid. This is appalling.
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    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:38 am
    Animals still FEEL, they can still HURT. Regardless if we are the smartest animals on the planet, not a single living thing deserves this kind of treatment. Not ever.
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    Sutts Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 2:11 am
    Here is a video of Anne enjoying here new home at Longleat in the UK. Here
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2011 at 3:12 am
    If only people had this level of outcry for people detained and tortured in US run places like guantanamo bay. Having said that, how can anyone beat on an elephant like that??
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    infantry0 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2011 at 4:06 am
    Anne looked like she deserved it, she was being a real bitch. It`s a really good thing she wasn`t dressed like a slut, she would`ve have gotten raped.(and deserved it)
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2011 at 5:16 am
    that is probably why some elephants snap and start creating havoc.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    April 8, 2011 at 6:05 am
    I shouldn`t comment, because there`s no way I can watch this video - but I will agree with BostonKaiser - yep, people f`ing suck.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 7:25 am
    For those saying this is an isolated case, this is typical behavior in circuses and it`s been practiced for decades. Do your research.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 8:35 am
    :`( people are sickening
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    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 8:51 am
    That is so, so sad.
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 9:49 am
    It is saddening how we can treat animals in captivity.

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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    April 8, 2011 at 10:55 am
    if you dont go to the circus they will go out of business.....
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    Servo99 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 11:22 am
    I haven`t gone to a circus since the nineties, when I originally found out about this. No joke.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 11:32 am
    It looks pretty painful to us, and I`m sure it is moderately painful to the Elephant, but Elephants have really thick, tough skin and feel pain a lot less than we do. To that Elephant those vicious blows would probably feel more like a hard pinch (excluding the arthritic leg and the trunk.) Doesn`t excuse the person, but at least you can feel slightly better knowing it`s not quite so bad painful for the Elephant.
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2011 at 11:33 am
    What the hell is wrong with those people?
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    netro Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    aahhh, for FU*K SAKES ..I wouldn`t think twice about murdering these mother f*ckers, and if you knew me`d know that to be pretty extreme. It`s clear that these people have no morals, wether or not they were instructed on how to train animals in this manner. I don`t mind Zoo`s or Circus`, but if they treat animals in this sense then they need to be stopped entirely.
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    netro Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    @dude21862004 the mental anguish at being tied up and chained to one spot like it is, is enough, let alone the beatings.

    I eat meat, love it ..I understand that there`s a food chain and we`re at the top. There is no need to torture them before they`re already eventual death.
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    McMatthewL Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    She`s now at Longleat safari park so she is being well looked after.
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    Its great to see the outrage. Truly. But how many of you are vegan? im just thinking about the billions of farm animals that have much worse lives, versus what, a few hundred or thousand elephants worldwide. I just wish we were woken up by this more often i guess.
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    netro Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    @McMatthewL thank you for that information ..that does make me feel a little better. However, I`m hearing that the circus is still operating ..and no word on the other animals it was abusing in that video.
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    netro Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    @imnakdjumpme as I said before ..there is a food chain, and we`re on top of it. Animals eat animals, it`s how the whole life cycle works. Nothing is wrong with people eating animals or raising them specifcally to eat them. Animal Husbandry is a big deal, with the fact that animals MUST be treated humanely all the way up too the slaughter house. It`s the few rotten apples in the bunch that give the rest of them a bad name. I`ve contacted a local meat processing plan about their practices and they were MORE than willing to invite me down to their place of business and actually give me a tour of their facility and the entire process, as well as their policies on who they except their beef from.

    I urge you all to do the same thing if you eat meat and care about animals like I do. Nothing wrong with eating meat, but if you truly care for animals you will make the smart choice about who you purchase from.

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    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    What a wonderful elephant, she could have caused him a serious mischief and managed to keep her temper.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    i dont understand why beat her? she has the patience of a saint bless her,
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Thats sad
  85. Profile photo of imnakdjumpme
    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    umm netro what does animal husbandry have to do with this? raising animals for yourself is different than factory farming, (still not warranted IMO), which is where people in developed countries get 99% of their meat. And i can personally guarantee that they will not show you the actual killing of the animal, since they hide it from the rest of the workers because of the psychological effects it has on the employees. Yes we are at the top of the food-chain and i would consider that a responsibility not an open door to torture and abuse a living being that can feel pain. your arguement is irrelevant. We are promoting unnecessary torture, abuse and mass-genocide of animals because we think they are tasty. and the reason we think they are tasty is because your parents fed it to you. but it doesnt make sense for your body, for the environment, for our use of resources or for the animal, obviously.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    I tried being a vegan. It went on for 2 months. Couldn`t hack it. My craving for beef was too much. I was climbing the walls and was at the store and saw the NY Strip.,,,,, It was delicious.

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    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    April 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    F*cking scum of the human race. I hope each of those f*cking sh*thead thunderc*nts gets violently ill and dies slowly and very, very painfully. No animal deserves such treatmeant, be it an elephant or a human being.
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    AniBlue Female 18-29
    226 posts
    April 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    This is exactly why I protest the circus whenever it comes into town. This sh*t makes me sick, and I take comfort in knowing that these people WILL get what`s coming to them.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    April 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    F*ck the circus in its nasty, animal-abusing, ass.
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    moz1212 Female 18-29
    1 post
    April 9, 2011 at 2:55 am
    This elephant, Anne, has since been removed from the Circus and been rehomed at Longleat Safari Park. Not the same as a life spent in the wild, but a BIG improvement on doing tricks all day every day while riddled with arthritis.
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1173 posts
    April 9, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Did you know that elephants cry? :(
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    c0sm0aut Female 18-29
    68 posts
    April 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Yay I love the circus, almost as I love animal abuse... which is ALOT!
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    Timbertam Female 18-29
    2 posts
    April 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    This makes me sick, how can people enjoy doing this I just don`t understand.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    April 10, 2011 at 8:49 am
    I hate the circus anyways.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Because their wives beat them at home.
    Pussy jackasses.
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
    554 posts
    April 11, 2011 at 1:56 am
    How can a person do such dispicable things to a poor animal?
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    April 11, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Those A holes need their nuts ripped oof. Unchain the elephant and let it trample those pieces of sht. Real brave with a chained up animal...
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    adia1228 Female 30-39
    83 posts
    April 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    Okay I couldn`t watch that all. =*(

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