Friday 04 May 2018 | 63

A punch, an electric shock: Kamala, Mina and Lechmere exploited when parading in the circus tent

Kamala, Mina and Lechmee, captured when small in Asia, should not have had to live in circus trucks, chained up in urban car parks, exhibited in tents. We have rare images of violence, Mina being hit in the face, Kamala receiving an electric shock, and Lechmee, forced to parade in town despite her handicaps ... What do these elephants go through, when far from view?

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Kamala has been captive in a circus for over 40 years, like her companions of this misery, Lechmee, handicapped and blind, and Mina who helps her to eat. The three elephants all have stereotypical movements, very obvious for years now, evidence from the deleterious consequences of their living conditions and of their health, physical and mental. The last time we had heard from them, they had just been filmed, parading in a town in Lorraine, behind comes a truck thundering out from a loudspeaker a voice and deafening music. They swallowed up kilometres of road planned for the program of the circus tour which continues to hold them ... Several thousands in just two months.

Is hitting or electrocuting caring?

The circuses, far from its complicity, who we continually dwell on, between a human trainer and loving animals, a demonstration of strength and domination of a human over the subject violently. Using multiple coercive means in case of disobedience, to shout out orders: food deprivation, isolation, ankus pikes, but also as in this case, electricity and punches near the eye.

From the images we shot a few days ago, we can clearly see the three elephants being surrounded by an electrified cable by a man taking care of them at the circus. Kamala jumps and tries to pull herself out of the electrified wire.

In another video filmed at the event "Micropolis" in Besançon by the association Humanimo, it is Mina who then bears the brunt of a torrid of violence on the part of the "carer", who demands that she stoop and because she does not obey fast enough, gives her a punch near the eye!

The previous procedures, unpublished, were unsuccessful, but our legal complaint for them is still under investigation. Let's get these elephants out of their dark trucks, protect them from the cruelty of their "carers"! Justice must allow themto finally live in nature as in a sanctuary. The protection of their species should guarantee them the respect that is due to any sentient animal and should therefore be offered.

This must stop! Demand the immediate withdrawal of Mina, Kamala and Lechmee from the circus and their placement into a sanctuary. Please sign the petition that we will send to the Prime Minister.

Jessica Lefèvre-Grave
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Fafa | Monday 21 May 2018

Comme je suis equeueurer

Lye | Thursday 10 May 2018

C'est intolérable de voir souffrir ces animaux pour le plaisir et à cause d'un certains nombres de personnes sur cette terre. Il faut interdire pour commencer tous les cirques avec des animaux et retirer ces éléphants de suite de ce maudit cirque...

PGE | Tuesday 08 May 2018

Venant d'apprendre que le cirque PINDER était en liquidation judiciaire du fait d'un manque de fréquentation notamment public scolaire, OneVoice peut-elle profiter de cette occasion pour essayer de le faire mourir définitivement (ou changer en cirque sans animaux) et de prouver que le public ne veut plus de cirque avec animaux.
Je suis prête à signer une pétition ou à envoyer des lettres à des députés ou toute autre action de masse.

JEAN-YVES | Monday 07 May 2018

En guise de spectacle, ces pauvres bêtes sont les souffres douleurs des dresseurs! Fermons les cirques ces éléphants ont droit à une retraite dans un zoo ou sanctuaire