How can people treat animals this way? Some animals are human-like. Would you like it if Elephants did what you do to them? How do you think they feel when you hit them across the face, and body with a bull hook. Bull hooks dig into the skin and rip it apart. Elephants get hurt by that. They are beaten and are forced to do things like dance for a long amount of time. For example, one of the Elephants in the Ringling Brothers Circus, Tonka, she apparently kicked someone and was forced to dance all night long and was forced to perform night after night. The big message from this little bit of information is STAY AWAY FROM ANIMAL CIRCUSES! It encourages others to come and watch Amazing Elephants when the curtains open. But, when they close, it's a whole new and different story!