Posted by: jenndefran on 10/25/2012 7:38:23 AM
Do you honestly believe the trainers want the elephants to look abused or sick? When everyone, well guess not everyone, most people are aware that they are abused? They train using a bullhook..its the wand with a sharp edge at the top, they hit them with it in training, so they fear it, in their most sensitive areas. Which includes under there arms, joints, etc..their skin is very thin, so when they see it in the circus when they have to entertain, they remember the beatings they had with it, and are gently nudged at the circus with it to stay inline, but after the performance, if they acted out, then they will pay for it. Just google the information, alot of it, is videos from ex trainers of the circus. Knowledge is power.