PETA has released photos taken by a former elephant trainer with the circus of a baby elephant being taught to perform — and hit with sharp metal hooks when it fails to do so. The photos were reportedly taken by trainer who died recently and wanted them published.
The photos are graphic and disturbing. Sammy Haddock worked for the Ringling Bros’ Barnum and Bailey Circus until 2005 and reportedly wanted to clear his conscience. He died last month.
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