News from the Natural World: UN bans Elephants from capturing humans and using them in live circus stunts.
Finally the UN bans Elephants from capturing humans and using them in live circus stunts. The cruel and violent practice has once and for all been exposed as the vicious practice that it is. No longer will humans be made to perform in front of huge crowds of animals for laughs and giggles.
For many years Elephants had been using humans as acts in their circuses. Elephants have long been the ringmasters of the animal kingdom. They would sneak into human towns and capture them whilst they slept in their beds. If any of the humans fought back or protested then the Elephants would crush them with their tusks and kill them. They would always target young humans because they were easier to torture and train. They would then brutally beat the humans and force them to stand on their heads, jump through hoops or balance on pedestals. The humans would perform these difficult tricks because they were afraid of what would happen if they didn’t.
The Elephants would abuse the humans with muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, whips and tight collars. They would get away with it because the UN wasn’t monitoring training sessions and the Elephant handlers were cautious of being filmed. These circuses would travel nearly all year, whilst in transit the humans were confined to cramp cages, chained to the floor and forced to eat, drink, urinate, defecate and sleep in the same place. After so much abuse some of the humans would snap and attack their trainers or animals in the crowd. These were treated the most violently and killed instantly.