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The Ankus and Elephant Training  
   

The Ankus and Elephant Training

Unfortunately, tools such as the ankus (also sometimes called ankur), or bullhook, as well as the more modern cattle rods that give electrical shocks to the elephants so that they will do what the trainer wants them to do... does not feel good, and often results in skin injuries (not to mention how this affects the elephants emotionally and psychologically). There is a telling article about how the Ankus is often used in training elephants, see http://circuses.com/bullhooks.asp. These training methods are still going on in zoos and circuses.
How are animals treated in Zoos and Circuses? (What you should know). Are there other options for seeing wild animals? Yes... Isn't it time we switch our support, and encourage the development of more wildlife sanctuaries?

January 3rd 2008
Please remember and be reasssured: You do not have to be or become an animal rights' fanatic to learn and care about animals living in captivity: So saying that, before I leave on this "journey for the animals" I plan on visiting the Oregon Zoo in Portland (which I did on January 3rd, 2008- see photos for comments). In the process of my research on animals living in captivity, it is important f ... read more
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