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Circus Elephant Will Continue Performing After Being Shot

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After Carol the elephant was tragically injured in a drive-by shooting, many animal lovers hoped that she would be allowed to retire in peace. However, the pachyderm, now recovered from the wound she received when a bullet hit her behind the ear, has resumed training and performing at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Although Carol was, thankfully, able to make a full recovery after her injury, the person responsible for the shooting is still at large and his or her motivations remain a mystery. In spite of the $33,750 reward that has been offered for information leading to an arrest, police and detectives have not received any helpful tips or leads from the public.

Carol’s trainer, Cathy, says she is very excited to resume training the elephant and is confident that Carol will not be affected by the traumatic experience. According to Cathy, Carol “doesn’t understand that somebody tried to maliciously hurt her. She just had a little boo-boo; we fixed it right away.”

Although the owners, performers and trainers at the circus say they are very happy to have Carol back and appear confident that the animal will not be influenced by the attack in the long run, this incident raises many questions about the safety of animals who perform in circuses. When animals like Carol are bought by circuses and placed in close contact with people, they are opened up to possible abuse, mistreatment and injury both from their trainers and the public. And, while Carol survived this attack, there is no guarantee that the next elephant will be so lucky.

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  • sabita patwardhan

    Hope fervently that the bastards get the worst punishment of all.

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