Again, humans do not need animals to be used in any form of entertainment. None. Zich. Zero!
A Circus Abused an Elephant Until Its Death. It’s Still Exploiting Ponies and Other Animals!
The Reutlinger Weihnachtscircus in Germany is a winter circus that has highlighted animal shows for years. One special attraction was Mambo the captive elephant, whom they forced to pull sleds through the snow.
Unfortunately, the Reutlinger Weihnachtscircus hasn’t learned its lesson, because this year its shows feature ponies and llamas. It proudly boasts this information right on its website!
Elephants do not enjoy doing tricks for humans or pulling them around, and it is deeply unnatural for them to be outside in the cold winter climate of Europe. In order to tame elephants, trainers use a method called “the crush” to beat them into submission.
Similarly, other animals do not enjoy performing for humans, either. In order to coerce ponies, llamas, or other creatures to entertain us, handlers employ training methods often based on fear and pain.
Just because the German circus no longer has access to an elephant does not mean it’s okay for them to substitute in other frightened, abused animals instead.