Meg Wilson of the SPCA said it was “appalled” at the way in which the elephants were exploited on World Elephant Day earlier this month.
“We witnessed the elephants being forced to perform circus tricks and were visibly stressed.”
As if it is not enough to move two more elephants from a semi-wild environment and condemn them to a life of incarceration in inadequate facilities; these majestic, intelligent, and incredible creatures were forced to perform circus tricks, she said.
“These animals have already been through hell in training them; elephants are beaten into submission, chained and tortured to be able to perform these tricks. Now they are being forced to perform these tricks in the name of entertainment. To ensure continued support of a zoo that clearly does not care about their animals.”