Skip to comments.PETA offers Ringling an animatronic option
Posted on 11/01/2008 11:03:16 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! Youre about to watch history unfold. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a plan that could forever end the abuse of elephants in the worlds largest circus.
PETA recently offered to provide a state-of-the art, high-tech animatronic "elephant" if the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus agrees to retire its real elephants-sparing them from painful lives in chains and servitude. The animatronic elephant would be similar to the dinosaurs currently used in the popular "Walking With Dinosaurs, the Live Experience" show that is touring the United States.
Making the switch would provide all the thrills that kids love while giving Ringlings old, ailing elephants the retirement they deserve. Ringling has much to answer for: animals beaten bloody, babies torn from their mothers, animals-even those who are ill and disabled-forced to perform under the threat of punishment, animals locked in small cages or chained for most of their lives, elephants sickened with a highly contagious bacterial lung disease and many painful deaths.
No one who cares about the welfare of animals would fight proposed laws banning cruel training methods; employ chains and shackles to confine elephants; help defeat legislation designed to limit the number of hours per day that elephants can be chained; or imprison elephants and horses in putrid railroad cars and force big cats to live in barren steel cages. Ringling Bros. has done these things and more.
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Oh man, where’s that Andy Devine circus clip?
Stuff and nonsense!
They should suggest some animatronic sharks so Peta can jump over them.