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Ringling's Baby Elephants Tied Up and Electro-Shocked by Trainers

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Hello, I saw a website posted on facebook and was shocked with the photos of what they're doing with the baby elephants. I hope you can help save them from the trainers of Ringling Bros. circus.

Here's the website:

Ringling's Baby Elephants Tied Up and Electro-Shocked by Trainers

"Never-before-seen photos reveal how Ringling Bros. circus trainers cruelly force baby elephants to learn tricks, and it's not through a reward system, as they claim. Explore the photos that will make parents think twice about taking their child to the circus.

You may have wondered how Ringling Bros. gets 8,000-pound elephants to perform tricks like sitting up and even standing on their heads, but now you know. Ringling breaks the spirit of elephants when they're vulnerable babies who should still be with their mothers. Unsuspecting parents planning a family trip to the circus don't know about the violent training sessions with ropes, bullhooks, and electric shock prods that elephants endure, so we need you to tell them." - (from the website)

Ringling Bros or not, please find the elephants.

Thank You.


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  • Hi Yani,
    I can hear your distress. Animal cruelty is a highly emotional topic and can effect us deeply. Unfortunately, WWF does not have any expertise in the area of animal cruelty. The focus of WWF's work is on the conservation of keystone threatened species in the wild and the protection of the ecosystems that support them, and us. We encourage you to contact organizations which are specifically working on animal welfare/cruelty issues. These include:

    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) -
    World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) -
    American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -

    We wish you the best of luck in finding an appropriate organization to take this matter further.

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