Statement by Animal Defenders International in response to circus elephants killed in Spain

First off! Unfortunate circus elephants news! So it seems again tragedy has struck another group of circus elephants. Another example of animals in traveling shows.  After a truck transporting five circus elephants from Circo Gottani crashed on the A-30 today near Albacete, Spain. Firstly and reportedly two elephants became injured and one animal was thereby tragically killed.

This was a terrible incident.  It symbolizes all that is wrong with the use circus elephants. Hence, instead of a life in the wild, circus elephants get carted around the country. As well, they are confined and forced to do circus acts. Please don’t visit a circus with animals. This will help stop their suffering today.

ADI statement regarding death of circus animals in traveling

For context and in January, four circus elephant were stranded on the highway for hours. Then the bottom of the truck began to give way.  Furthermore, this was during the journey from Oklahoma to Iowa.

in addition, studies of the use of wild circuses show that circuses cannot meet the physical or behavioral needs of wild animals.

In conclusion and as well, animals confined in small spaces, deprived of physical and social needs. Thereby they are spending excessive amounts of time shut in transporters. These animals are often seen behaving abnormally. For example, they are rocking, swaying and pacing. Sadly, these all signs indicating that they are in distress.  More important, they are not coping with their environment. ADI’s video evidence has shown how these animals get forced to do tricks.  They are forced through physical violence, fear and intimidation.

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