Circuses are just wrong. Between the terrifying clowns parading around rings of animals doing very unanimal things or badly hurt performers quickly being carted off as to not spoil the fun, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey always seemed like a creepy operation. And that’s just coming from the stands. The cruelty going on backstage is far more horrific as this new investigation by PETA indicates. The animal rights group infiltrated the den of torture and shot the evilest footage on earth of circus handlers walloping elephants in the face with bullwhips as well as some tiger torture. See the awful video below that will likely convince you to never set foot under the big top again.