View Poll Results: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

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Thread: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The whole circus should be shut down as it is a disgrace... seriously.
    Ah men on that.
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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I disagree. I think the elephants are treated well. I agree they are intelligent.
    They are not TD, not at all.

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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    They are not TD, not at all.

    Exactly why my kids will never see a circus.
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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Exactly why my kids will never see a circus.
    even ones without animals?



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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    They are not TD, not at all.

    I would change my vote to yes after watching that video and thinking of this more.

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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even ones without animals?
    Too poor to fly to Vegas for Cirque!
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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Too poor to fly to Vegas for Cirque!
    They came to Cincinnati and NKy



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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    They came to Cincinnati and NKy
    Didn't go, but have seen their DVDs.
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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    There are instances of elephants finally losing it and killing the "handler" and others. Elephants are NOT an animal suited for being isolated (they are herding animals) or trained to the level of freakish unnatural behavior in circus acts. This, combined with the necessity for brutality to break an elephant starting at youth is fully unacceptable.

    It is not rare for a circus elephants and elephants used as working live stock to basically crack up and go on the rampage both to destroy humans as their tormentors and escape.

    WARNING: THIS IS LIVE FOOTAGE GRAPHIC. I posted the link only for this reason. It shows a circus elephant attacking people and the elephant being gunned down while trying to flee.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4IH-EqoHws

    Very sickening and tragic. Maybe I should feel some compassion for the people attacked, but my sympathies are singularly for the elephant.
    Last edited by joko104; 03-06-15 at 10:55 PM.

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    Re: Do You Support Ringling Bros' Decision To Remove Elephants From The Circus?

    Asian Elephants in captivity live for less than half of what wild elephants do, and they often show signs of psychological distress. They shouldn't be kept in captivity at all, zoo animal populations are unsustainable, and their quality of life is less than that of elephants used for logging in their native range.
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