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Monday, May 9, 2011

Electrocuted and beaten with hooks: Shocking new video shows mistreatment of Water For Elephants star Tai - 9th May 2011

She stars alongside Resse Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in the latest Hollywood film Water For Elephants.

But as this shocking video shows, Tai the elephant has been mistreated by the trainers that made her a star.

In the secret footage, released by charity Animal Defenders International (ADI), the elephant is seen being given electric shocks with hand held stun guns and being beaten with bull hooks.

She can be heard crying out in pain when she is shocked into performing a headstand. Tai is not the only elephant that is mistreated in the video.

Others are shown having their tusks sawn off - apparently without anaesthetic - while a baby is dragged around by its trunk.

ADI claim the baby later died of its injuries. Another young elephant is shown being hooked through the lip.

The charity alleges the abusive trainers in the video worked on the set of Water for Elephants and has sent copies of the footage to the film's stars and makers.

The charity's CEO Jan Creamer said that the video was truly shocking and that the public had been 'duped'.

She said: 'I believe that Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson will be horrified to learn what Tai went through. Read More

Movie star electric shocked from Animal Defenders on Vimeo.