"The newborn calf reportedly cried for five hours, inconsolably, after being separated for a second time from his mother, who tried to kill him, twice.
Keepers at a wildlife park in eastern China, the Shendiaoshan Wild Animal Nature Reserve, in Rongcheng, Shandong province, removed the calf from his mother after she rejected him, stomping on him. Hopeful that the injury had been accidental, they treated the calf and returned him to his mother’s side. She turned on him again, so they again removed him. The calf wept under a blanket for five straight hours before keepers were able to console him.
"He couldn’t bear to be parted from his mother and it was his mother who was trying to kill him," a keeper said, according to reports."
This made me cry. The whole truth about the preparation of circus elephants. These clever elephants in the circus. No one suspects that their whole life from birth takes place in suffering. The first six months baby elephants are tied by the feet with ropes, which are in constant tension and a lot of pressure on their feet. This period ends when the baby elephant gives up and stops fighting for their freedom.
Once weaned from their mothers, elephants legs are tied to the floor in a separate barn 23 hours a day to break the elephant psyche.
The initial obedience training includes an introduction to the elephant noose. At this point, it is surrounded by six or seven people, and he is tied by the neck to an adult elephant, “anchor”, who already implicitly obeys men. When the elephant’s gotten the basic skills of submission, he begins a new stage- stunt training. This is a daily practice for 2-3 hours. At first the baby elephant cries and can’t be trained.
In the words of a professional : “If you ask me what I think of my work, I’ll answer … I’m ashamed of what I did …”
In this case, the “coach” uses electric shocks directly to the head of a baby elephant.
With electroshock batons and choke and force 6 male elephant are taught to perform a trick “to lie down, stand up”.