Garden Bros. Circus—along with its cruel elephant act provided by Carson & Barnes Circus—is scheduled to perform at locations across the southern U.S.
The head trainer for Carson & Barnes Circus was caught on video viciously attacking elephants with a bullhook (a sharp steel-tipped weapon resembling a fireplace poker) and shocking them with electric prods as they screamed in pain.
A former Garden Bros. employee recently described frequently seeing elephants with blood dripping from behind their ears and reported that a Carson & Barnes trainer would „warm up“ the elephants by jabbing them with a bullhook or shocking them with a Taser.
The whistleblower also reported that a camel used by Garden Bros. was kicked and punched and that other camels were whipped.
An earlier whistleblower reported that Zachary Garden, the manager of Garden Bros., habitually beat animals, withheld food from them, and refused to provide injured and dying animals with adequate veterinary care.
After hearing from PETA about all the horrific abuse that these animals are subjected to, there’s no excuse for venues to host this circus.