Tyke (1974 – August 20, 1994) was an African elephantwho performed with Circus International of Honolulu, Hawaii. On August 20, 1994, during a performance at the Neal Blaisdell Center, she killed her trainer and mauled her groomer, causing severe injuries. Tyke then bolted from the arena and ran through the streets of the Kakaako central business district for more than 30 minutes. Police fired 86 shots at the animal, who eventually collapsed from the wounds and died. While the majority of the attack in the arena was recorded on video tape, additional footage captured the attack on a local publicist, which took place outside of the building.
we torture them, and as soon as they fight back, we kill them.
Just look at the fear in that baby’s eyes. Look at it. Look at it and tell me that you think a circus, or the zoo, or seaworld is okay.
This makes me so sad. I’m saving this story to show anyone who thinks animal circuses are okay.
On the left we have the lyrics from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. On the right we have rape survivors participating in Project Unbreakable, showing the various things that were said to them by their rapist.