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In prison for entertainment

January 12, 2013

Most of us doesnt find a prison very entertaining. We woldnt go on a sunday trip to watch inmates. To watch an imprisoned elephant is something completely different.

Mali, day in and day out for 30 years.

Mali, day in and day out for 30 years.

There are elephant prisoneres through out the whole world. But unline killers, bankrobbers and scammers the elephants is not guilty of any crimes. They are behind bars because humans wants somehing exotic to look at. And because of that they must suffer. All of them.

Elephants is not created to be behind bars. They are made to roam big areas, with water and plants to eat. They live in families and is a very social animal. They are not made to walk on floors of concrete.

Mali lives in a zoo in Manila. She is the only elephant there. While free elephants live in areas where they can roam over 80 kilometers a day, Mali has 0,055 square kilometers to roam. Peta tried to move the elephant to a sanctuary in Thailand but the owners wont even sell her to Peta. For 30 years the elephant had nothing but concrete instead of grass and plants.

Many years ago I took my children to a zoo in Denmark, A giraff was captured in a small area. Of concrete walls and floor. The only three that was there was eaten a long time ago. The giraff looked liek it had given up. In the same zoo there was many animals in small cages. Lions tigres and monkeys. Some acted nervous, some frustrated others completely apathic. But all the guests in the zoo thouh it was brilliant, It was the last time I visited a zoo.

Humans have a long history of having animals in captivity. The romans had exotic animals both for display and as entertainment in their bloody arenas. The first modern zoo was opened in Paris in 1793. London got their zoo in 1828, Antwerpen 1843, Berlin 1844 and Cobenhagen in 1859. Collectons of living animals for human entertainment. They have have been vulgar part og the human culture. The worst part about zoos is all the children. We continue to teach our children that animals should be in cages.

We think we look at cozy fury animals and exiting exotisk cratures. You dont! What u look at is suffering, frustrastion and a slow death. We look at creatures that is jailed, inocent convicted to a life where desoliaton is their only cellmate.

Every ticket we buy to zoos goes to a system that captivates and tortures animals. A system that takes them from their natural life. The life they were meant to have. We should stop this.

Think about this every time you want to take you kids to a zoo. If you do you just contribute to sustain their suffering, frustration and desolation. Maybe we can make our children take better care of the worlds animals than we have done.

No living creatures is born to be in a cage. They are not created just to be studied by humans. They are created to live on our planet side by side wiht us. They have just the same right to a life in freedom as humans have. Zoos are just an example of human complacency and lack off empathy.

Lets start with the elephant Mali. Please enter the homepage of Peta and make a comittment. Ure grandchildren wil thank you.


Torture for Your pleasure

July 6, 2012

A baby elephant is standing tied to a three in Thailand. During one week the baby is being systematically beaten and tortured. All because giving the tourists and exotic experience.

When the baby elephant is three years old it is forced away from its mother. The safe and secure in life is being replaced by a brutal insecure world where it gets beating with bamboo canes with nails. The baby elephants are subdued to an ancient ritual created by man, the most brutal of all creatures on earth. “Phajaan” is one week being tortured. The baby elephants are being beaten gets penetrated with big sharp hooks in their sensitive ears and is refused water, food and sleep. The reason for doing this is to break or crush the baby’s emotional bonds to their mother. The result is an animal that you can ride, that can do circus tricks and be a tourist magnet.

Used for centuries to domesticate wild elephants, this torture training method is still accepted as the only viable training method for elephant handlers and is used in almost every elephant attraction in Thailand.
And, once they have their souls stomped out, they are simply vessels entertaining people.

Did u know that elephants have feelings and emotions? That they have strong bonds to family and individes? The emotions of an elephant Is just as strong as ours. And should enjoy the same respect.

I beg you. Give this some thoughts if you are thinking about going to Thailand. Give the torture some thoughts before you lift your kid to ride an elephant. Think about the lack of feelings, the torture and the pain these creatures must endure so you could have a good time. And think about it the next time you visit a circus or a zoo.

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