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A Case against the use of Wild Animals in Circuses, Traveling shows, and Novelty Acts. 

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ELEPHANT INFORMATION is dedicated to the elephants that suffer under our horrible human stewardship.  Please check out the links below and find out what is happening to our beloved elephants in circuses, then please write to your congressmen and ask to please ban the use of animals in circuses.  Thank you, Marcella Smith / Christian Artist

This is what is happening here in America,

please help God Creatures!

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AT CIRCUS

 

 CIRCUS SPIES!

 

The 2004 Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants

 

MONEY OVER PUBLIC HEALTH

 

* SCOTT RIDDLE beat a 2-year-old elephant around her head with a bullhook, and the elephant exhibited signs of illness and severe stress.-  click here!

 

USDA Ignores Ringling Bros.’ Elephant Abuse

 

http://cbs4.com/video/?id=11749@wfor.dayport.com

'TUBERCULOSIS UNDER THE BIG TOP'

 

FORMER RINGLING PERFORMER URGES PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY FROM THE CIRCUS

Phoenix Native Says She Witnessed Elephant Beatings

For Immediate Release:
July 5, 2006

Contact:
Lisa Wathne 757-622-7382

Phoenix — Holding tools of the circus trade—including a bullhook and a can of "wonder dust," the gray powder used by trainers to hide bloody bullhook wounds on elephants—Phoenix native and former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey employee Jodey Eliseo will lead a PETA protest outside the U.S. Airways Center to alert people to the abuse of elephants and other animals by the circus:

Date: Wednesday, July 5
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Main entrance to the U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St.

Eliseo, a professional dancer who toured with Ringling Bros., frequently saw elephants abused with bullhooks during her two years with the circus. She reports that Ringling handlers beat an elephant for stumbling during a performance; that a teenage elephant named Sophie was covered with bullhook wounds as a result of frequent beatings; and that a baby elephant was severely beaten as punishment for bolting and smashing through a wall at a civic center.

Ringling has repeatedly failed to meet minimum standards for animal care as established by the federal Animal Welfare Act. Ringling paid $20,000 to settle charges of failure to provide veterinary care to a dying baby elephant and is currently the subject of four investigations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for possible violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The USDA is investigating the death of a 2-year-old African lion named Clyde, who apparently died of heatstroke while traveling through the Mojave Desert; the death of an 8-month-old elephant named Riccardo, who was destroyed after fracturing both hind legs when he fell off a circus pedestal; an incident in which two young elephants ran amok inside a Puerto Rico arena; and the excessive use of a steel-tipped bullhook on a chained 7-year-old elephant.

"I chose a hectic, stressful life on the road—the animals didn’t," says Eliseo. "I saw how animals in the circus are routinely beaten; they live in constant fear. For them, the circus is a real-life horror show."

 

 

 

 

 CEMENT & HARD PACKED DIRT FLOORING

BAD FOR ELEPHANTS in Zoos-click here

This is the leading cause of premature death in Zoo Elephants,

please do not support elephants in zoos.  The average age of a painful death for elephants in zoos is 31.  Their life span is 70!

 

 A Tale of Two Elephants

 Hector Montes
 The man who blew the whistle on the Texas Zoo

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 SISSY

 is now living a peaceful life at the Elephant Santuary in Tennessee

 click here to READ HER FULL STORY!!

 

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Circus Elephants Are 'Hooked' on Performing
By Barbara Stagno

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ARTICLES ON SCOTT RIDDLE, click here  
 

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AGGRESSIVE ACTION SITE

FOR FIGHTING CIRCUS ABUSE!

Petitions, Current bills in congress, Press releases, and more!

 

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Elephant Abuse Case at Oregon Zoo Needs Your Help

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ZOO CHECK CANADA - Performing Animal Incident Report
1976 - 1996

http://www.zoocheck.com/programs/entertain/Incident1.shtml

 

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GROUP URGES:

 SHRINERS TO STOP SUPPORTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

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ARTICLES ON SCOTT RIDDLE, click here  

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 Activists Denounce Thailand's Elephant "Crushing" Ritual

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The Greatest Vendetta on Earth
By Jeff Stein

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PETA Asks Ringling to Stop Hiring Dangerous Criminals
 

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CIRCUSES.com - QUICK FACT SHEET

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No Place for Elephants

By Gil Lamont

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ELEPHANT EMOTIONS - GRIEVING:

http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/Senses/Grieving/grieving.html

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Circus brings tradition, controversy

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Seized elephant has long history of abuse

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PETA'S ELEPHANT CAMPAIGN - LOTA

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THAILAND ELEPHANT PARK

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 THE KINSHIP CIRCLE

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HOT NEWS:

  John Cuneo owner of Hawthorn Corp. accused by the USDA of abusing his 16 circus elephants, only a couple  days before he was to surrender his ill and tortured elephants to a sanctuary, has gotten his lawyers to 'motion' to stop the confiscation!

Please view this video of Cuneo's Ele Tyke on the anniversary of his death, this is what happens when animals are abused to the point of attacking their abusive trainers!  The trainer had beat Tyke with a club type to that has a metal point on the end behind the curtain just prior to coming out onto the big top, Tyke came out, turned, and killed him, in a crazied state he ran out of the circus onto the streets, where he then was gunned down in the streets of Hawaii...Tyke was a beloved elephant in her early 30's.   Click below to see it caught on film:

http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/video.asp?video=circuselephants&Player=qt&speed=_med

Then, please write your congressman and the USDA!

Quick Senate Contact List
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President George W. Bush: president@whitehouse.gov
Vice President Richard Cheney: vice.president@whitehouse.gov

Addresses for the USDA:

http://www.elephants.com/lota/lotaUpdate08_14.htm

 

The Hawthorn Elephant Seizure       video - click here

The USDA recently confiscated one of John Cuneo's elephants, Delhi, see what they say about Cuneo's Circus Training Farm called Hawthorn Corp! 

THEY HAD BEEN SOAKING HER FEET IN FORMALDEHYDE!!!!!

 Read the Hawthorn's USDA CHARGES!

Hawthorn Corporation (John Cuneo) leases his abused animals to Shrine Circuses, Walker Bros Circus, Jordan World Circus, Circus Vargas, Royal Palace Circus, George Carden Circus, Hanneford Circus, Hamid Circus, Alain Zerbini, and Tarzan Zerbini.

Hawthorn - 2 Elephants had Tuberculosis

Please do not attend those circuses, elephants are suffering by the patronage!!

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THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY IN TENNESSEE

IS THE PREFERRED PLACE

THAT THE USDA WANTS TO SEND THE

RESCUED 16 ELEPHANTS FROM JOHN CUNEO'S, USDA SHUT-DOWN, HAWTHORNE CIRCUS TRAINING BARN!

BUT, THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY IN TENNESSEE NEEDS HELP IN BUILDING THE BARNS AND HIRING

THE CARING ELE KEEPERS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM!

PLEASE GO TO THE PAGE BELOW TO READ UP ON THE CASE AND TO SEE IF YOU CAN HELP, THANK YOU!!!!

http://www.elephants.com/hawthorn/hawthorn.php

 

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ELEPHANT TRAINING VIDEO

 "...see how the big circuses do it!"   

Simply email info@peta.org  with your mailing address and request the FREE 'Training and Tragedy' Video today!

Warning: This video is graphic, here is a sample:

 TRAINING VIDEO SAMPLE - click here

 

 

USDA Ignores Ringling Bros.’ Elephant Abuse

http://www.awionline.org/pubs/Quarterly/03-52-4/524p5.htm

 

 
 
 
 
 

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THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY GIFT SHOP -  Please support the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee save the abused elephants!!!!!

 

http://www.elephants.com/merchandisestart.htm

The ELEPHANT SANCTUARY IN TENNESSEE

Sanctuary Information Video

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 LETTER FROM A CIRCUS EMPLOYEE, click here

 

 

The Captive Animals' Protection Society

 

Please write your congressmen to stop the cruel abuse of circus elephants and exotics.

Quick Senate Contact List
Quick House Member Contact List
Quick Agriculture Committee Member List

President George W. Bush: president@whitehouse.gov
Vice President Richard Cheney: vice.president@whitehouse.gov

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AGGRESSIVE ACTION WEBSITE

FOR FIGHTING CIRCUS ABUSE!

Petitions, Current bills in congress, Press releases, and more!

 

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 HORSE ISSUES

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'SOMEONE PLEASE!              

          CAN YOU HEAR ME?'

                                                                          by Victoria Heuman - victoriaellenb@comcast.net


Violently ripped away from my mothers true love.
I scream and cry for her -but deep I sense her heart is breaking.
Oh My God! what has happened?
Her comfort never comes ….I do not understand?

I’m placed inside shackles starved and beaten.
Its been a nightmare endlessly for days.
This can’t be…Please! Why are you so cruel ? What have I done?

Voices of men rise all around me
while sharp hooks penetrate my tender skin.
what can I do for you? I would! But please! Help me to understand?

My mind manages to stay focused I will try and leave if only I could.
I know you do not like me ????
Sick and alone my heart weighs so heavy.

Some times you leave me locked up and alone which seems unbearable without a
care. Only to return seemingly unhappy with what I am …but why? I cannot
understand?

The memories of what was once is now a dream it seems.
Oh no! could it be this terrible pain is the life doomed for me? Who am I?

At times I seem to do what you want
but even then you strike again?
I continue to make that painful move in hopes you will except me.
I know most times by the tone of your voice I must disappoint you…
Believe me…I just do not understand?

A shower at the end of a long rubber hose…. oh how I love and rejoice the cool of the
water! but even then with this one only joy your hands and glares always move
in anger…. please tell me what have I done?

These crowds of people scream as I move Are they angry with me too?
Why? Frightened …I plead… are you so angry with me?
….What did I possibly do?

Relief or comfort is never near …It never seams to come.
I try to please…. Confused and bewildered.
I’m patient to learn but please show some care.
… I’m trying to know what you need?

I have learned my only love is no longer near… her memory so far away.
Please! I ask for somebody to care… I know someone once did!
I guess I’m no good really not worthy …you have told me in so many ways

Please……I just don’t understand ….what I have or haven’t done?

 

 I hear you...Victoria Heuman - victoriaellenb@comcast.net

 

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