Circus Cruelty Uncovered in 60 Seconds

Posted by on August 30, 2013 | Permalink

What kind of person would hit a poodle in the face, whip a kangaroo or electro-shock an elephant?

This 60-second video made by our friends at PETA Germany compiles shocking footage of animals being hurt in the name of entertainment, as trainers use violence to force animals to perform absurd and pointless tricks. It includes heartbreaking scenes of Anne, an elephant who was kept on a circus in Northamptonshire, being chained, beaten and stabbed with a pitchfork.

These hard-to-stomach images make it clearer than ever that the UK needs to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses as soon as possible. There’s simply no excuse for treating animals in this way.

Please take a moment to write to the government, asking that it enact a full ban on circuses that use wild animals, not just a partial ban that would protect some animals while condemning others to further abuse: Take Action Now