Deborah Nelson Ringling Brothers Summary

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Deborah Nelson's article “Ringling Brothers Circus’s Treatment of Elephants is Cruel” says more should be done to help hurting Elephants. Nelson states Elephants are being beaten and dying for the way they are being treated. Even when the Elephants are clearly sick, they are still being beaten to perform in shows. Nelson says for years nothing has been done. Videos have been released of the beatings and still nothing. Nelson also points out that the Ringling Brothers said this in a interview, “ Animal training is based on mutual respect and positive reinforcement”. Nelson adds that Ringling brothers even went on the Today's Show saying they train the elephants with bananas as treats. Many trainers have quit and was disgusted over how the elephants

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