This made me cry. The whole truth about the preparation of circus elephants. These clever elephants in the circus. No one suspects that their whole life from birth takes place in suffering. The first six months baby elephants are tied by the feet with ropes, which are in constant tension and a lot of pressure on their feet. This period ends when the baby elephant gives up and stops fighting for their freedom.
Once weaned from their mothers, elephants legs are tied to the floor in a separate barn 23 hours a day to break the elephant psyche.
The initial obedience training includes an introduction to the elephant noose. At this point, it is surrounded by six or seven people, and he is tied by the neck to an adult elephant, “anchor”, who already implicitly obeys men. When the elephant’s gotten the basic skills of submission, he begins a new stage- stunt training. This is a daily practice for 2-3 hours. At first the baby elephant cries and can’t be trained.
In the words of a professional : “If you ask me what I think of my work, I’ll answer … I’m ashamed of what I did …”
In this case, the “coach” uses electric shocks directly to the head of a baby elephant.
With electroshock batons and choke and force 6 male elephant are taught to perform a trick “to lie down, stand up”.
This is wrong and barbaric. These people are not “trainers” in any sense. Circuses that use animal entertainers should be banned worldwide. Cruel, primitive f***s.