According to a media alert issued by PETA, members of the animal rights organization will gather at the intersection of K and 7th streets in Sacramento today at noon.
Prior to the arrival of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Sacramento, PETA members will gather at a busy intersection and show the public pictures of still-nursing baby elephants being captured rodeo-style and dragged away from their mothers. The compelling photos, which were taken by a veteran elephant handler inside Ringling’s Florida training center, also show how baby elephants are stretched out, slammed to the ground, gouged with steel-tipped bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. These abusive sessions go on for several hours a day for up to a yearâ€”often as the helpless, chained mother elephants look on.
Check out the photos and judge for yourself. I’m no fan of the circus anyway, but I am sure there are two heated sides to this issue.