Emmy and Golden Globe award winner and the star of Showtime's acclaimed series Nurse Jackie, Edie
Falco, is urging moms in her new video exposé to consider the bond between
mother elephants and their babies and never to support circuses that use
animals. The agony that mother elephants endure when their babies are stolen
from them is undeniable and can be heard in their cries of distress. They are helpless
as their babies are bound
by all four legs, beaten with bullhooks, and electro-shocked in violent training sessions in order to teach them to obey.
nature, female elephants stay with their mothers for their entire lives and
males until they are teenagers. Elephants who are forced to perform in the
circus are denied everything that is natural and important to them, including
that strong family bond. Instead, they are routinely beaten and forced to
perform ridiculous, physically taxing, and unnatural tricks under the constant
threat of punishment. Elephants used by circuses don't perform because they
want to but because they remember what happens if they don't. When elephants
are not performing, they spend the majority of their lives shackled in chains
being carted from city to city.
a mother. I cannot imagine having my children taken from me and forced to spend
the rest of their lives away from everything that matters to them and not be
able to do anything to help them."
elephants in the circus cannot help their babies, but we can," concludes
Falco. "Never take your children to the circus. Let's teach our kids to
respect and show compassion for all beings—both human and animal."
this exclusive interview, Edie talks about alarming video footage that made her
choose a vegetarian lifestyle, her adopted dogs, and why animal protection is
Edie in helping to stop cruelty under the big top by never attending a circus
that uses animals and by opting for cruelty-free
entertainment for your family instead.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.