Baby elephants …. abused at the circus!!


On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Los Angeles City Council moved to ban the use of bullhooks on elephants (Yay!)
Los Angeles is the ONLY city to ban the bullhooks, and it is the hope that it will set an example for other cities.As stated by Cher in her letter to the City Council, “Your ‘yes’ vote will put Los Angeles on the right side of history and firmly in the forefront of great cities …of the world that have made the moral and ethical choice to protect elephants from abuse.”The tool is used to inflict pain and fear onto the elephant in an effort to train them. The elephants are prodded with these sharp objects to guide them through activities such as circus training.You can donate to Voice for the Animals Foundation here – Credit: PETA

Voice for the Animals Foundation ….. Source:
As former Ringling Brothers employees have described, there is a culture of abuse at the circus that includes the constant use of bull hooks and other weapons on the elephants and keeping the elephants chained for most of their lives.
.. in chains!

.. in chains!

During the initial days, the young elephant is dragged to the training area against its will. This often cruel and painful process is intended to “break the will” of the young elephant and gain its total submission.  This process normally takes about a week.

Dragging the baby elephant ...

Dragging the baby elephant …

Afterwards, the young elephant is tied to a wooden frame or between two trees, where it can’t move, but it tries over and over again to break free from the rope. The trainer uses the tactics of fear, pain, hunger, and thirst until the elephant stops resisting and totally submits. As the elephant starts to accept its fate, the trainer will allow it to take a bath and eat.


Many against one .... smaller animal!

Many against one …. smaller animal!

The disturbing pictures were taken by a former trainer with hidden camera which campaigners say reveal the brutal reality of how elephants are prepared for circus work.

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Using the bullhook ...

Using the bullhook …

We ALL are ONE!! We ALL are connected by NATURE!!



Stop animal abuse!! 
We can .....

We can …..

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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