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Our Kids Video Book About Elephants

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All About Elephants

Elephants CoverWe have probably all experienced the thrill of the Big Top, but what we view as an afternoon of fun means years of torture and solitude for the elephants kept in these travelling prisons.

Elephants are found in places like Africa, Asia and India. In the wild these majestic beasts build lasting and loving relationships among the herd’s members. They do not balance on balls, podiums or wear costumes. For our mere hour or two of entertainment these animals have spent years in abuse, punishment, solitary confinement, loneliness and fear.

Asian elephantIn order for an elephant to be “trained” to perform, they start when they are infants. These babies are viciously and cruelly snatched away from their mothers and begin their journey through a hellish lifetime of inhumane treatment.

They are taken away from the herd with the use of a tranquilizer dart, then transported to the holding facility. It is here the “breaking” process begins. These cute, innocent animals will endure the withholding of food, solitary confinement and are left to the mercy of a cruel trainer.

African Elephant Baby and MomTo break the spirit of the baby elephant, the use of whips, bull hooks and regular beatings are forced upon it. They are also chain continuously to ensure they will never wander – watch the circus elephants when in the parking lot. They seldom move beyond the point of a short chain length. Not to mention, the look in their eyes is filled with sadness and resignation.

a tusked elephantElephants are highly intelligent and social animals, circuses are nothing more than a torture chamber with a life sentence attached- we treat murderers better in the prison system than they do with these innocent victims in the circus trade. In addition, they spend most of their time travelling and chained in the back of a truck – 20 out of 24 hours a day – for an animal meant to roam this is a vicious reality.

elephantsThis has been going on for far too long. Isn’t it time we shut down these cruel excuses for fun and let our kids experience what elephants are really like? Help spread the word of the treatment all wild animals have to endure in the circus trade. Boycott circuses that use elephants in their acts (or any other wild animal). Let’s stand up as parents and caring human beings and shout STOP and ENOUGH!

Elephant headWe can make a difference for the elephants. They don’t deserve to be exploited or ripped away from their mothers. This kind of abuse not only damages the baby, it hurts us as a society.

Elephant carrying a log in its trunkNow’s the time to show our kids how animals act in the wild – happy and free – not the unnatural tricks and stunts forced upon them to execute. Don’t they deserve better? Don’t the elephants?

For more information on the treatment of animals in the circus trade, look on the internet. Research the truth behind the glitter and glam to see for yourself the uncaring and inhumane life these innocent animals endure until the day they die.

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  1. Keifer Sunderland January 9, 2014 at 5:47 am

    The interesting information I learned about elephant is the older the elephant becomes, the less it lies down since it becomes more difficult for the elephant to get up. Watch and learn these interesting elephant facts and learn more about the biggest land mammal in the world.

  2. Halley Barry January 9, 2014 at 5:50 am

    I am proud to say that I think we have much to learn from all animals. But elephants could probably be good roll models on how to live together in harmony. Enjoy watching and reading this kid video book and share it to your kids.

  3. Katy Kourick January 9, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    My favorite animal of all is elephant because they are really sweet and they take care each other very well especially their young ones. In fact, the elephants are the mammals who can’t jump because they cannot lift their weight. As I learned in the past, elephants are enormous and they enjoy playing in the water and then roll over the sand. I really enjoyed seeing them doing that and I am amazed that I saw some elephants who can paint. Kids should read this video book because they will know about this amazing animal.

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