Next Time You Think The Circus Is Cool, Just Look For This Thing. It Won’t Seem So Cool Anymore.

April 12, 2014 Stories

Have you ever been to the circus? Or have seen any kind of performing elephant?

If you have, then you have probably seen a bullhook as well. A bullhook is an elephant goad made out of metal that is used to train the large animals. It’s an accepted practice by countless animal trainers. What most people don’t know, though, is how barbaric the device is.

(H/T BuzzFeed/Viral Nova)

“This is how we’ve always done it” is not a good enough reason to keep using bullhooks. They are archaic torture devices that are cruel. If an animal works with a human, it shouldn’t be out of fear of pain. If pain is the only way to use a certain animal in our lives, then maybe we need to rethink why we’re using the animal at all.

Share this article and show others how cruel bullhooks are. This needs to be stopped.

 

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