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~~May 20, 2014~~
Tools of the Trade: Circuses
If there’s one thing we know about circuses that use animals, it’s that, well, THEY SUCK.
Elephants, tigers, and other animals used in circuses are stolen from their families, tightly chained or caged for hours or even days at a time, and beaten, electro-shocked, and whipped into submission by circus trainers.
Circuses want you to believe that these animals voluntarily stand on their heads, balance on balls, and jump through rings of fire — but c’mon, y’all.
Check out a few of the most common, often bloodied tools used by the circus industry to hurt animals, and see for yourself that a life in the circus is anything but fun for animals.
~~BEATEN AND ELECTRO-SHOCKED~~
A bullhook, which resembles a fireplace poker, has a sharp steel hook and a point at one end and…
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