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Worth a Thousand Words

Story ID:5657
Written by:Suzana Margaret Megles (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:various various usa
Year:2010
Person:suzana
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Worth a Thousand Words

I believe that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. I saw this picture on CARE2 re Ringling Bros.Circus and their training practices. It broke my heart. How can anyone mishandle a baby elephant in this way? And for what reason? To train them to perform for a screaming circus crowd? I believe people of compassion seeing this picture will feel not only for this poor baby elephant but for its mother who can not help him or her. Anyone who feels for the young and helpless will feel for this tiny elephant and hopefully will not attend the circuses which use animals.