Friday, April 4, 2008

Who is the animal here?






Does this make you smile?

It broke my heart.

To see such a majestic animal being reduced to this.

I wonder why man abuses his power and intelligence so?



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The prompt at Sunday scribblings is "photograph"

16 comments:

paisley said...

i have no concept of what goes into making an animal do tricks... my dogs don't even sit on queue... i believe if i had wanted little beings that did tricks... i would have had some children... i respect my animals right to be... animals.... and not little aspirations of humans...

Granny Smith said...

I agree that these photos are demeaning to a noble animal. I think your title (Who is the animal here?) says it all.

Rambler said...

There is an interesting article today titled "For a few rupees more"..about people ready to do anything on reality tv show for making money..elephants have no other go but to do these tricks for money..in an age where humans are treated badly beyond imagination, this does not come as surprise ...

Joy said...

I understand. I esp feel bad when a lion/tiger is asked to do something in the circus! I mean it's so unlike of a voracious animal.

Have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHoyB81LnE

anthonynorth said...

Some animals are supposed to be in the wild, where they belong.

Lucy said...

I totally agree. the most torturous thing I've witnessed was a bull fight in Mexico. Those poor bulls are just stabbed to death and the matador thinks HE is a hero? I had to leave.. It was awful. The matador cuts of the ear of the bull as his reward.
(the only good part of the whole horrible scene was when a man behind me with a mexican accent was yelling... Give the bull the mans balls)

GreenishLady said...

When you consider how uplifting it is to see an animal in the nobility of its natural state, this treatment certainly looks like a travesty. I'm comparing this to the beautiful Gregory Colbert photo used by Rebecca (#2 today} to illustrate her story. The respect for the animals in his pictures is wonderful.

tumblewords said...

Life is surely a strange dichotomy. Nice post!

keith hillman said...

This has so much impact because the elephant is such a wonderful animal. But it's not just about elephants. Chimps, even dolphins go through the same. We'll never actually know how they feel about it.

Patois said...

It makes me so damn sad. Just because people are willing to pay to see something, doesn't mean we have to accommodate their needs. Reminds me of Michael Vick and his dog fighting. Horrible people watching horrible people.

Gazal said...

yes...the animals are all around...those who pay to see such games!!!

well brought out!!!

Tammy said...

I have never enjoyed the circus, zoo or Marine World. I'm even feel sorry for fish in aquariums. I so get who the animal is!

Aaarti said...

wow, u've taken the words from my heart..everytime i see animals being treated like this,makes me angry... and i wish i could get the humans to do what they make the animals do...

ceedy said...

Nah - I have a different opinion - you have to see the strenght that is in the MAN....he can turn anything and everything around....

I just read your earlier post FEARLESS and this post shows that you are afraid of Mans power of rationalization....

with power comes responsibility they say......but responsibility is not easy to handle....and for that you cant blame power

Crafty Green Poet said...

animals should just not be performing tricks like that...

Granny Smith said...

How embarrassing for the elephants!

 
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