Me neither. And if the movie has some kind of an anti-circus message, I sure didn't get that from the trailer; seemed more like celebrating "the glory days of circus life" to me.
Originally Posted by Dark Lord
I did some work at an elephant sanctuary in thailand a few years back. saw videos of elephants being squashed into cages, tied, then beaten with sticks, metal hooks and stabbed with nails for days on end, until it would do what it was told. I realised then that elephants dont paint, or do tricks out of any level of creativity, fun or choice, its all about the fear of pain that those that "care" for them inflict on them. Animals should not be used for entertainment. Whilst it may appear all friendly on the surface. it never is. Whilst the handler may be patting it on the head with one hand, he will be sticking it in the ear with a 6" nail with ther other...
oh interesting point to notice, some elephants have pink patches of skin around their faces. This is actually scar tissue. In the wild this is subtle, from rubbing against trees etc. But in captive ones you will often see large patches on the front of the head and trunk, from carrying logs, and small spots around the eyes and ears from beatings...