Monday, March 15, 2010

Circus Animals Tortured!

"In medieval prisons, inmates were punished with a vile device called a 'cat-o'-nine-tails' — a whip made of nine knotted thongs of cotton cord designed to lacerate the skin and cause intense pain. Reforms have rightfully eliminated such cruelty to human prisoners, but for animals in circuses, corporal punishment is still the norm, as PETA's [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] new undercover investigation of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has revealed. It's 2009, yet elephants in circuses are still beaten with bullhooks — a rod resembling a fireplace poker with a sharp metal hook on the end — and tigers and other animals are violently whipped." (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The author reveals Ringling's abusive practices and concludes that current law "does not protect animals in circuses. It's up to the public to say, 'Enough is enough!'"

-SIRS researcher


✠Ember✠ said...

Remind me to NEVER go to one of those circuses

♥Warriors101♥ said...

That is horriable! I haven't been to a circus in years because I am against them. (the one we used to go to did cruelty, so when we found out, we never went there again)

Brooke said...

I hate circuses with animal cruelty, and I hate clowns anyway. I'll never go to one (though I've only been to one once).

Catherine said...

Did you know that 'cat-o'-nine-tails' were used as weapons in The Revolutionary War?