Performing circus elephants have gone through years of abuse, punishment, solitary confinement, loneliness and fear. But at what cost? The "tricks" these magnificent beasts perform are a result of the cruel, inhumane treatment they've received since the time of their abduction in the wild throughout their horrific journey as part of the circus trade.
Anyone who has ever pet-parented an animal has probably already experienced the heartwarming effects these furry creatures bring to our lives. The good news is the medical field is also discovering just how healthy a pet therapy session can be for physically or mentally challenged individuals. There are two different kinds of pet therapy: [...]