End Exploitation of Circus Elephants After Elephant Died in Flipped Truck

Target: Denny Gottani, Director of Circo Gottani

Goal: Prohibit traveling circuses in Spain from using elephants in their performances.

Tragedy struck Spain earlier this month when a truck carrying five elephants flipped near the southern city of Albacete. The incident transpired when the driver lost control while switching lanes. In the end, one elephant died from being thrown into a ditch and two others were seriously injured. Industrial cranes proceeded to lift the survivors back into the rig after they roamed along the freeway for approximately three hours. Once again, the outdated circus industry is endangering elephants.

Animals rights activists are condemning the company in charge of transporting the elephants, Circo Gottani. Oftentimes we don’t consider the dangers of moving them from one city to another. It’s inherently hazardous – not only for their own safety, but the safety of others. Elephants are large sentient creatures that don’t belong in small spaces, much less trained to be submissive stage props. We can’t even fathom the physical and mental torture they go through. Let’s make circus elephants yet another part of Spanish history by convincing the president of Circo Gottani to abolish them for good.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Gottani,

Earlier this month, one of your company’s trucks carrying five elephants crashed on the A30 highway in southern Spain. This was truly a catastrophic event considering that one elephant was thrown into a ditch and died from injuries. While you contend that activists are politicizing the event for their own agenda, the reality of the situation is that elephants have been exploited for far too long. Consider this yet another reason to change your business model.

We understand that circuses generate a lot of revenue and support over 2,500 families in Spain. Seeing that only 13 out of 22 active Spanish circuses use animals, you ought to realize that the industry can continue without subordinating such emotional creatures. Regardless of having the legal permissions to carry the elephants on the truck, the moral of the situation is that it’s unethical to confine such large animals to small spaces – not to mention forcefully train them with abusive methods. Please ban using live animals from your circuses across the board.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Atayde Feria

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9 Comments

  1. Ban the use of all animals! Stop using greed to abuse them! How would you like to be caged, beaten and starved to perform stupid, unnatural tricks? Never seeing your family again! Never living your natural life! Animals are smarter than most humans! Leave them alone!

  2. Derinda Nilsson says:

    NO MORE CIRCUSES!!! Go out and make a honest living stop using animals to make your living for you. Greedy, lazy and selfish people use animals to make money for them. Karma’s a bitch! and you will pay.

  3. Horrendous, you must have known the risks of doing this. FIVE elephants in ONE truck! Time to STOP moving animals around for this outdated ‘entertainment’. 2018 AD. End Circuses.

  4. THESE GREEDY BASTARDS MOST BE CRIMINALLY CHARGE FOR ANIMALS CRUELTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. PLS STOP N ENDS ALL THIS SINFUL N EVIL ACTS OF HUMANS TOWARDS GOD’S LOVELY CREATIONS!! ANIMALS HAVE LOVE N FEELINGS TOO!! SHAME ON HUMAN KIND! SINFUL N FACE THE WORSE KARMA WILL HUNT YOUR DOWN. SINFUL

  6. First it was banning the bullhooks, whips and other cruel manners of “training and containing.” This is the 21st century, and the world doesn’t need or deserve traditional circuses. Our focuses must be on preserving a natural and enhanced life.

  7. THANK GOD JESUS IS COMING TO DESTROY ALL THE EVIL IN THE WORLD. I’M SOOOOO SICK OF PEOPLE DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING. FIGHTING HORSES, DOGS HOGS AND ROOSTERS AND WHATEVER ELSE THEIR EVIL SICKENED MINDS CAN COME UP WITH. SOOOOOO SIIIICK OF IT. THEY ARE SOOO LUCKY IT’S NOT ME WHO HOLDS A GAVEL.

  8. MUST BE HUMANE TO THE ELEPHANTS NOW.

  9. Agree all comments

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