It's a shocking video that Garden Bros Circus never wanted you to see.
The heartbreaking footage, taken by Animal Defenders International at a recent Garden Bros performance in Pennsylvania, shows two captive elephants named Isa and Viola huddled in fear behind a metal gate — swaying back and forth to soothe themselves from the stress of the shouting crowd and the deafening noise of the motorcycles in the center ring.
Please sign this petition demanding that Garden Bros Circus send poor Isa and Viola to an elephant sanctuary and immediately stop exploiting elephants for profit!
Stolen as babies from the wild, Isa and Viola have been forced to perform unnatural and painful tricks for over 40 years. Off duty, the pair are confined to cramped spaces and exposed to extreme temperatures while travelling — causing the extreme mental and physical distress shown in the video.
Garden Bros also has a long and documented history of physical abuse on elephants like Isa and Viola. Trainers can use cruel and painful methods like bullhooks, ropes, and electric tasers to beat elephants into submission and get them to perform daily.
It's clear that Garden Bros doesn't want people to see the shocking and abusive truth behind the scenes — but now that's it's out, we can't ignore the truth while Isa and Viola live out the rest of their lives in pain and fear.
Sign and share now to demand that Garden Bros Circus release both elephants to a sanctuary and stop ALL future captive elephant performances!