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Plea for elephants

All I can do is make a plea on behalf of elephants because they are my passion. Elephants are highly intelligent and sensitive. These “gentle giants” are peaceful, loving and compassionate, traveling in family groups. How can the inherent needs of an elephant be met in captivity? Most elephants in captivity develop severe mental disorders, rocking back and forth is a classic example of mental boredom, it’s not a cute dance.

In circuses, life is dismal, at best. They are shackled, prodded with electricity, and trained with sharp hooks that pierce their thick skin causing severe pain. Elephants have laid down crying, tears streaming down their face, their huge bodies racking with sobs. I urge anyone with a heart to boycott this circus. How could anyone watch after knowing the facts? Elephants should be allowed to live free of Man’s need to control the natural order of their lives.

Nature never intended for the world’s largest living land mammal to balance on a little stool, while lifting one of their massive legs in an attempt to wave at a crowd of ignorant spectators. Please, look deep into your heart, don’t go! These beautiful animals are being robbed of a normal existence.

Jeanie Berg

Grass Valley

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