Today was the last day Ringling Brothers used elephants in a circus performance. This victory was a long time coming for both the elephants and activists like me who have fought for so long to end the practice of forcing these majestic animals to perform stupid, unnatural tricks. No more will they feel the bite of the bullhook on their sensitive skin as they are forced to stand on their heads and stand up on their hind feet. No longer will they be forced to wear headdresses and be surrounded by people screaming like fucktards. The fight is definitely not over-the elephants are still owned by Ringling and can still be used for breeding-but this is definitely a victory. The next step is to get them away from Ringling and into sanctuaries. Then, ending the use of live animal acts in circuses for good.
I also noticed an article on my Facebook feed about the danger being faced by albinos in Malawi. While I have known about this for some time-after all I am a human rights activist and member of Amnesty International-I was surprised to see it getting social media and public attention. Indeed, CNN did an article on it that is very interesting. Albinos in Malawi are in danger due to the idea that albino body parts can cure diseases, and because of ideas about witchcraft. It is time the international community open their eyes to this. Albino babies are even being killed. This can not be looked at as anything less than genocide.