By Tim Saunders on
The actress is part of PETA’s new advertising campaign to encourage people to boycott circuses because of their often inhumane treatment of elephants. According to the organization, Munn was “shocked to learn that elephants used in circuses are torn from their mothers at birth and bound and electro-shocked as babies in order to break their spirits. They spend the rest of their lives performing silly, meaningless tricks out of constant fear of physical punishment, including beatings with bullhooks—sharp, metal-tipped implements that resemble fireplace pokers.”
“I had seen a video online about the mistreatment and abuse of these elephants at the Ringling Bros circus events,” she says. “I was brought to tears. When you look at something like the circus and everyone’s laughing and there’s color and there’s music and everything seems so great, but when you go right behind that door and they’re in these crates all day long and then they’re getting shocked and beat just so they can get up and dance around on a ball … it was just so sickening.”
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