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.
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This blog shares travel stories, writing, and narrations about spirituality and opening the heart to life. It includes some details from my three trips to India (in 2005, 2006, and 2008), other travels, organizations that are helping elephants (and the Dancing Bears), and even shares the secret of "How to Find Yourself" in India.
Cathy Rosewell Jonas:
As a fellow traveler on the spiritual journey, I am sharing what I have learned about opening the heart to life.
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