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With each repeated blow, the pitchfork makes a sickening thwack as it slams into Anne the elephant's hide.
She flinches, at one point even appearing to lose her footing under the weight of a particularly savage strike.
The disturbing images come from a secretly shot video which campaigners say lays bare the cruel reality of her life as Britain's last circus elephant
Originally posted by bsbray11
Before anyone says elephants aren't intelligent, they should watch this:
6 million views on YouTube.
Originally posted by dizzylizzy
Humans are cruel to animals every day all day, does the pig or chicken who ends up on your dinner plate suffer less than this elephant?