Elephants that starred with Witherspoon, Pattinson and James back with the circus.
For Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants was a romantic fantasy, and they have moved on to the next glamorous project. For Tai it was a nightmare reality, and she remains in the hands of those that ADI caught on film abusing her, HTWT.
Tai and Rosie (star of Zookeeper) are back in the circus performing the same tricks seen in the films. ADI recently filmed them with El Zagal Shrine Circus, in Fargo, N. Dakota.
At the circus, trainer Joanne Smith – remember her in the ADI undercover footage at HTWT electric shocking and hitting the elephants, and saying “Don’t you be takin’ pictures of me hookin’ on ‘em” – confirms that the two elephants giving rides and performing headstands are Tai and Rosie. We released new footage showing the tricks in the Circus, alongside the brutality that created those tricks.
Last year ADI released undercover footage of abuse at HTWT after the makers and stars of Water for Elephants, as well as American Humane and HTWT, claimed Tai was treated with love and affection and never abused. Then Rosie appeared in Zookeeper with Kevin James, also with American Humane approval.
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At the time ADI believed that Pattinson, Witherspoon and the filmakers had been duped. We sent them the video and asked them to speak out. Not a word. We sent the video to the studio, producers and director. No reply. Letters were sent to the makers of Zookeeper and its star, Kevin James. Again, no response.
See our new video on the Facebook pages and Twitter feeds of Pattinson, Witherspoon and James, asking them to support our campaign and speak out against the abuse of performing animals in movies. The abuse is not going to stop until the stars speak out.
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Contact ADI for our movie letter writer’s action pack:
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