The Jewish Principle Tzar Ba’aley Chaim states, “Does the Benefit of humankind out weigh the potential pain and suffering of an animal.”“In Sifrei Devarim 96 it says, “God has compassion on all who havecompassion on their fellow creatures”.Tzar Ba’aley Chaim literally means, “Compassion for the pain ofliving creatures.”One of the most interesting quotes in the Talmud that concernsTzar Ba’aley Chaim is in Berachot 40a, it states, “You must not eatyour own meal until you have seen to it that all of your animals areproperly fed.”
ELEPHANTS IN CIRCUSES Elephants in circuses have been a big problem in our world. Elephants have been not treated well, humiliated, and abused in circuses. The website PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) talks about how cruel the trainers are to elephants in circuses and when elephants travel. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey are two famous circuses where elephants are treated with disrespect.
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM AND BAILEY Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey is an American circus company. The company was started by James Anthony Bailey and P.T Barnum in 1907. This circus uses all kinds of animals including goats, zebras, horses, elephants, tigers, and lamas.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey use Asian elephants. The Asian elephant is the second largest land mammal in the world and one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. There are only 35,000 Asian elephants left on the planet. This kind of elephant is one of the world most endangered species.
SIGNS ELEPHANTS USE Elephants often show many signs of being stressed out or bored, like engaging in repetitive movements . If elephants sway there trunks back and forth it is a clear sign of stress. Also if there ears are pointed out and there head is pointing down they are also showing stress or boredom.
FACTS ABOUT ELEPHANT CRUELT Y • Elephants are beaten with bull hooks and shocked with electric prods during training time. •Elephants are confined in filthy cages, which they eat, sleep, and urinate in all the same place. Elephants who perform in circuses are often kept in chains for as long as 23 hours a day from the time they are babies . Baby elephants are removed from their mothers to train for circuses. They are tied with ropes, which leads to rope burn.
LINKS TO VIDEOS OF ELEPHANT CRUELT YThis is a video of a woman who speeks out of how badelephantss get treated in circuses.www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ETXPyZwXJ8&feature=relatedThis is a video of what elephants need to have to survive andalso how bad elephants are treated in circuses.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWMqCC3ptfU
MAKE A DIFFERENCE If you want to make a dif ference I suggest who do the following: • Never go to a Ringling Bros. or Barnum and Bailey Circus! • Go to a circus without animal performances. For instance, go to the acrobat circus, Cirque du Soleil. • Donate to the Humane Society so animal cruelty will stop. • Learn more about elephants in circuses so you can start your own organization. •Educate everyone you know who can make a dif ference. • Alert the media and tell them the abuse of elephants.
THANK YOUI hope you enjoyed this PowerPoint and learned about how elephants are abused in circuses. I think everyone should step up and make a difference. Tzar Ba’aley Chaim