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There is no denying the fact that elephants are incredibly fascinating and intelligent animals. Sadly, because of their intrigue, they’re commonly exploited by the entertainment industry. Mia, the elephant in this video, was forced to perform in a circus for 42 years of her life. While on the surface, circuses might seem like a “fun” time for elephants, in reality, they are anything but.

Circus elephants are typically trained to perform using painful bullhooks and other harmful methods like starvation. In captivity, they’re prone to develop potentially fatal foot conditions from standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time and the majority suffer from zoochosis as a result of the mental stress of being deprived of their natural habitats. We’ve said it more than once, but we will say it again – circuses are no place for elephants.

Thankfully, the sweet ellie in this video doesn’t have to worry about the circus any more thanks to the rescue team at Wildlife SOS. After a lifetime of being coerced into doing tricks and performing before loud crowds, Mia seems perfectly content to enjoy a simple roll in the dirt – something all elephants deserve.

To learn more about Mia and the organization that rescued her, click here. 



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178 comments on “Rescued Elephant Who Spent 42 Years in Circus Enjoys a Well-Deserved Rest! (VIDEO)”

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Peter Rietveld
2 Months Ago

I worked more than 42 years in a f****** circus ( as a matter of fact, I still do) I wasn't born an animal, the circus made me one.


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Edgar Vela
2 Months Ago

God bless our gray friend


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Jazel Perez
2 Months Ago

Stop the circus


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Leslie Sammers McLean
2 Months Ago

OMG!!!!


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Jae Flora-Katz
2 Months Ago

Every single animals deserves to A. LIVE and B. live free.


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Christine AnneMarie Infuso
2 Months Ago

Thank God, for people like you who fight for those who cannot speak for themselves


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Christine AnneMarie Infuso
2 Months Ago

Thank God, for people like you who fight for those who cannot speak for themselves


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Beverly Pemberton
2 Months Ago

Free to stand, lay down, free to take a walk. Whatever she feels like doing, not what she has been MA DE to do..... <3


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Cmoore Moore
2 Months Ago

Sweet baby


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La Nedda Maria
2 Months Ago

Thumbs up for all that made this possible! My prayers for you all


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