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ARFF Undercover Expose of Ringling Brothers

Click on the link below to watch behind-the-scenes video taken by ARFF as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus arrived in Miami in early January, 2006.

The footage provides a rare glimpse into the tiny and filthy railroad cars that elephants are confined to for long journeys across the country. Elephants can be seen chained and forced to stand in their own urine and feces. Such severe confinement takes an enormous physical and psychological toll on elephants.

Ringling Bros. 3-minute video (12MB).

 

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