In the original Pinocchio novel, Pinocchio spends several months as a donkey performing in a circus until he breaks his leg, gets sold, and is drowned in the ocean for his leather. The puppet inside survives trapped in the dead donkey form until a school of fish eats away the flesh.
After years of torture in a circus in Hawaii, this poor elephant called Tyke managed to escape injuring staff on its way out, Police then shot him 100 times which eventually killed him. Tyke’s story is a powerful reminder about the horrors that animals still face in circuses today. Don’t let Tyke be forgotten.