During a recent performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago, the elephant Assan and was exhibiting signs of lameness and had difficulty walking, yet Ringling still forced her to perform.
Foot problems and arthritis are the leading reasons why captive elephants are euthanized, and they’re aggravated by the very conditions to which Ringling has subjected these elephants for decades, including the stress and confinement of being on the road, prolonged chaining, unhygienic conditions, and being forced to perform physically challenging circus tricks.
For more information about these elephants, visit RinglingBeatsAnimals.com.
Ask Ringling to retire the elephants to a reputable sanctuary immediately: www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-ringling-bros-stop-cruel-elephant-acts-now/.
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