How many minutes ticked away as we waited for this subtle cool to arrive, feeling the pervasive heat embracing us like an fur coat? The day was an overzealous host, benevolent and giving of warmth, when it was least wanted. We pull the shades down, and sit in the warm darkness of the indoors.
By Sandie Muncaster| 2016-10-20T17:09:26-08:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories Headline|Tags: Abuse, Animals, Circus, Conservation, Elephants, Home Headline, Nature, Science Headline, Trainer|
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.