THANKS to Animal Defenders for exposing the cruel treatment of the elephants in the movie Water For Elephants. The makers of the movie have paid to use these animals in the movie.

The abuse of the baby elephant is awful and I can’t understand why we let this happen, this is how they are trained. They are beaten to do these tricks, just like the circus.

The people in the video clips should be brought to justice and punished for what they did to these elephants.

I find it amazing they don’t fight back; if they did they would kill a human being. I would like to see the film banned. If you pay to watch it you are supporting the abuse of animals.

Angela Summers, Leeds Road, Selby.