Next Time You Think The Circus Is Cool, Just Look For This Thing. It Won’t Seem So Cool Anymore.
A bullhook consists of a sharp metal hook that is attached to a 2-3 foot pole.
Trainers use it to pierce an elephant’s flesh in sensitive areas.
Although elephants may seem like they have thick skin, it’s sensitive enough for them to feel the bite of an insect.
Trainers abuse this sensitivity to get the animals to perform for them.
The tricks that elephants do are out of fear of pain.
From a young age, elephants are trained to fear pain and the bullhook./h1>
These Ringling Bros. trainers are breaking in a baby elephant.
They teach them that the bullhooks are painful.
The process is heartbreaking.
Cities around the US are beginning to ban bullhooks.
Los Angeles unanimously voted to ban the use of the elephant goads.
If bullhooks are banned, elephants won’t be forced to entertain in circuses… and that’s a good thing.
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