Working elephants are kept in horrible conditions. Chained for hours when not performing. During transport elephants are locked in a truck for days at a time. They become mentally unstable and lose their minds.
Elephants are separated from their mothers at too young of an age and put into intensely abusive training to break their spirit making them obedient to their trainers.
Elephants are beaten with bullhooks to be tamed, daily. Training is extremely abusive, consisting of: repeated hitting with the bullhook, starvation, and deprivation of water.
PUBLIC HEALTH DANGER
One in eight captive elephants is infected with tuberculosis. With there being 600 captive elephants in the US, that makes high risks. Especially because TB can be spread through the air.
A video that explains the torturous training of elephants for logging and tourism.
Juliette West, 17, is a student in Los Angeles, and an animal rights youth advocate focused on creating awareness around animal and elephant abuse. Juliette has touched over 500,000 people with her words and deeds advocating for animals and elephants.