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Can You Spot the Bullhook?

Written by Michelle Kretzer | October 14, 2013

It isn’t terribly hard to spot the two bullhooks that this Ringling handler was wielding recently in Salt Lake City.

Photo by Amy Meyer

Notice how he holds the torture devices in full view of the elephants in order to remind them what will happen if they get any ideas about refusing to perform confusing tricks or even just about reaching for a few leaves on a tree. I wonder if the elephants have ever thought about wrapping their trunks around one of those things and showing Mr. Scummy Handler exactly how it feels.

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