Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - 2009

Captured behind the scenes at a performance by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, handlers strike, poke, jab, and yank at elephants with bullhooks. In February and March 2009, Ringling's owner was on trial for mistreatment with chains and bullhooks of endangered Asian elephants. Video courtesy of PETA.