Twenty-four years ago, Tyke was shot nearly 100 times and killed in the streets of Honolulu after she went on a rampage, killing her trainer and injuring 13 others prior to a circus performance.
Many elephants used in circuses are subjected to routine cruelty, and Tyke was no different. She had been abused for years, and the never-ending confinement was too much for her to bear.
Tyke’s death is a reminder of the horrors that animals in circuses still face every day. Never go to any circus that uses animals, and urge your friends and family to do the same. Do not let Tyke’s death be in vain, and don’t let her be forgotten. In honor of Tyke, share her story with your friends today.
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