Monday, 15 April 2013
For those of you who don't know, last night Carte Blanche aired the most horrific footage of an elephant being beaten by its handler - an employee at the Brian Boswell Circus. I haven't had the courage to watch the video, but the still images that I have seen have left me feeling so saddened and disgusted that I'm struggling to even finish writing this post. When I cried my way through Water For Elephants, I comforted myself with the thought that at least this sort of abuse doesn't happen anymore. But I was wrong. I am so angry. At Brian Boswell (whoever the hell he is), at the animal handlers, at the company, and at the people who actually support this kind of cruelty.
For more information, here is the media statement made by the SPCA
SPCA Press Release