By: Lillie Estes
If you have ever seen one of those paintings that elephant’s painted and thought “that’s so cool” you are wrong. These elephants are not able to paint on their own. Instead they are taught using methods such as the following:
Abusing them until they learn how to hold a paint brush and paint a straight line, sometimes for months,
Teaching them to use a paint brush by a bull hook (large sharp hook on a handle) or a nail,
Forcing them to paint the same painting everyday for years, up to three times a day,
Beating them if they do something incorrectly, including having their ears and head stabbed and hooks,
Please NEVER buy any of these paintings, they are not art – they are created by extreme animal cruelty. This is a widely debated topic, so if you disagree, agree, or have something to add, please comment below!