Dragged, kicking and screaming

to the circus we go

we once walked proudly,

freely for miles and miles each day

with our families

to whom we bond deeply

babies spending their entire lives

by the sides of loving mothers

we long for this life

that will never again be

for we are now

captive entertainers

circus elephants are we.


Our tiny baby elies

are torn from us

and forced

in the most inhumane ways imaginable

to be broken

beginning with the breaking of our bodies

followed by the breaking of our spirits

our terror is ignored

as our legs are bound

we are stretched out

slammed to the ground

gouged with bull-hooks

and shocked with electric prods

we cry, scream out

and struggle desperately to remain upright

looking deeply into the eyes of our tormentors


for a compassionate face that might save us

the response is …

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  theanimalspirits wrote @

Thank you for reblogging and for raising awareness of the need for humane and compassionate treatment of our wildlife. Circuses worldwide have a terrible reputation due to their treatment of wildlife. A number of countries have banned the use of animals in circuses, but there are still many countries doing nothing.

Blessings on those who from a place of empathy and compassion take action to protect and lend voice to sentient, living beings who cannot speak for themselves.

~Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits

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