Brigitte Stern 
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Re: “Ringling Bros. Threatens To Pull Circus Out Of Oakland If the City Bans Bullhooks

A society can be judged on how they treat their animals. If we allow this to go on then we are no better then a country with no education, no morals and no heart
Let’s hope we can all rally together and finally put Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey who use animals for profit out of business!

27 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Brigitte Stern on 12/06/2013 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Ringling Bros. Threatens To Pull Circus Out Of Oakland If the City Bans Bullhooks

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. http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/bound-babies.asp

23 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Brigitte Stern on 12/06/2013 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Ringling Bros. Threatens To Pull Circus Out Of Oakland If the City Bans Bullhooks

http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/

15 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Brigitte Stern on 12/06/2013 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Ringling Bros. Threatens To Pull Circus Out Of Oakland If the City Bans Bullhooks

Bears, elephants, tigers, and other animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire. They don't perform these and other difficult tricks because they want to; they perform them because they're afraid of what will happen if they don't.

For animals in circuses, there is no such thing as "positive reinforcement"—only varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. To force them to perform these meaningless and physically uncomfortable tricks, trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful tools of the trade.

In the Ringling Bros. circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. 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. Heartbreaking 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.

27 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Brigitte Stern on 12/06/2013 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Ringling Bros. Threatens To Pull Circus Out Of Oakland If the City Bans Bullhooks

"Circus come to Town" - Disgusting exploitation of animals for profit. More and more cities are banning the performance of wild animals for a very good reason. Educate yourself to see what happens to these intelligent giants. There is no excuse for not knowing about the abuse!
The Circus industry would have died decades ago if people knew what we know about the animal abuse that occurs to train wild animals to perform unnatural tricks.

29 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Brigitte Stern on 12/06/2013 at 1:32 PM

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