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Slave Labor

Posted by
Tracey of These Nine Acres (Maryland, United States) on 5 October 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
September 20, 2009

I know the title of this one was very harsh, but that is how I feel about the elephant ride at the Faire. I was very distraught to see the animal "trainer" using a sharp hook to stab this adorable elephant in the legs to get him to move.

The ride consisted of a closed in space about 30 yards by 30 yards. The elephant would just walk in a slow circle over and over again. I did see the trainer give him water and some food, but it still saddened me. My family did not partake of the rides and condone this practice.

I love the elephant's eye. It seems to reveal the soul and the sadness of the animal.

Canon EOS 5D 1/400 second F/3.2 ISO 500 70 mm

Canon EOS 5D
1/400 second
ISO 500
70 mm