Here’s that PETA video everyone’s talking about in which Ringling Brothers personnel beat their circus elephants with bull hooks and whips. It looks bad. Maybe the circus folk have an explanation. They better hurry and bring it — the circus has several more shows at Coney Island this summer, and patrons may be less interested in attending after seeing their lovable animal stars thus tormented.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 22, 2009