Hannover Zoo elephant abuse

Allegations against the Hannover Zoo are horrifying, and quite damning, with video evidence of handlers abusing young elephants.  National Geographic reports that PETA videos show handlers using bull hooks to “train” the elephants.  Complaints about the zoo go back to 2004, but the new videos have sparked an investigation by the European Association of Zoos & Aquaria.  Elephant Aid International has viewed the footage and believes it to be authentic.

For many years, the Hannover Zoo was one of the very few left that had its animals perform for visitors.  The zoo says they have stopped the entertainment shows, but clearly they have not stopped the harsh circus-like treatment of their elephant population.



One thought on “Hannover Zoo elephant abuse

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s