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Demi Moore Says Beating Elephants Is Bull

Written by PETA | May 31, 2011


Demi Moore is making a decent proposal to the Fulton County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners. The actor is urging boardmembers to vote in favor of a proposed ban on bullhooks tomorrow. In her letter, Moore explained how elephants used in circuses are beaten bloody with the sharp instruments to force them to perform tricks that are unnatural and meaningless to the animals.

Today, elephant sanctuaries and most zoos―including Zoo Atlanta―never use bullhooks or other weapon-like tools to punish elephants … I hope you will extend that inherent decency to elephants used in circuses. I urge you to ban bullhooks. The elephants deserve our kindness, respect, and protection.

Join Demi Moore in showing the Fulton County Commissioners that there is widespread disgust over cruel bullhooks.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Jenaya says:

    IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of tihgns like that?

  • mmdupre says:

    Eagles in CA are being killed by wind turbines. What are you going to do about that!!!!! CAN’T HEAR YOU, WHERE ARE YOU?

  • Marissa says:

    This is surprising to hear considering I thought she wore fur and what not but good for her anyways!!

  • June Kiefer says:

    You are the truest definition of what a hero is. Thank you for using your celebrity status to make such a difference in the lives of helpless creatures that have no voice.

  • Anastasia says:

    Infinitely thanking PETA for their care and for safeguarding the welfare of animals. A special thanks for stopping the abuse of the circus elephants. Also a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for Demi Moore. Please, continue the good work. It’s also time the animals were let to live free of abuse. Also, there’s no need to have animals in circuses. Let’s place them back in their natural habitats. It’s as if we were placed in a cage and ordered about. To what end?

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  • Beth says:

    Thank you Demi for speaking up for the elephsnts. I appreciate your kindness and caring for them. Please speak up for other animals.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Speaking of bull, please check out the YouTube link below on bullfighting made by Steve Hindi of SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness). It is one of the most sickeningly graphic videos of this sport of cowards. You’ll be crying, enraged, or both. Steve Hindi is one gutsy animal warrior, so please give him and his org a minute of your time.

  • Valerie J. Chalcraft, Ph.D. says:

    Bullhooks may seem harmless when you go to a circus but at that late stage in training, the weapon is used to keep the elephants in fear – remembering how it’s been used to injure them during initial training. The stress causes many elephants to break and stampede, leading to the death of humans and the elephant.

  • Elena Monari says:

    That’s inhumane! Please stop this cruelty!!!!!

  • shan says:

    Good caused. Have done a great job. Best Wishes to you Demi and Ashton.

  • Yannieck says:

    Really nice. Animals are not meant to entertain, at least not in that way!

  • Hermione4 says:

    I can’t even believe this. I’ve always loved elephants, I have 6 elephant tats to show my love and support because I don’t have the money to help save them from cruelty. I think the trainers of these awesomely majestic creatures should be beaten bloody, then sat on and squashed by the elephants. Just my opinion. Thanks to Demi Moore for trying to help, and to PETA for all you do for all the animals in the world – you’re wonderful. Stephanie Dreiske Marietta GA suburb of Atlanta

  • Rex's Mom says:

    Good for Demi. I was never really a fan of hers but elephants happen to be my favorite animal even though I love ALL animals. Keep up the good work Demi. I didnt think she even cared about animals but it’s good to know she does.

  • MA Moore says:

    Thank YOU Demi! Now lets push for NO LIVE ANIMALS IN ENTERTAINMENT!