Tyke (1974 – August 20, 1994) was an African elephant who performed with Circus International of Honolulu, Hawaii. On August 20, 1994, during a performance at the Neal Blaisdell Center, she killed her trainer and mauled her groomer, causing severe injuries. Tyke then bolted from the arena and ran through the streets of the Kakaako central business district for more than 30 minutes. Police fired 86 shots at the animal, who eventually collapsed from the wounds and died. While the majority of the attack in the arena was recorded on video tape, additional footage captured the attack on a local publicist, which took place outside of the building.

Tyke (1974 – August 20, 1994) was an African elephant who performed with Circus International of Honolulu, Hawaii. On August 20, 1994, during a performance at the Neal Blaisdell Center, she killed her trainer and mauled her groomer, causing severe injuries. Tyke then bolted from the arena and ran through the streets of the Kakaako central business district for more than 30 minutes. Police fired 86 shots at the animal, who eventually collapsed from the wounds and died. While the majority of the attack in the arena was recorded on video tape, additional footage captured the attack on a local publicist, which took place outside of the building.

10 months ago by nerdnumb  #elephant #animal rights #animal #police violence #tyke #african #circus #hawaii #1994 #animals #peta  4,377 notes

Kathy: it’s been two weeks since i lost him. i’ve been given my notice now. my first donation is in a month’s time. i come here and imagine that this is the spot where everything i’ve lost since my childhood has washed out. i tell myself, if that were true, and i waited long enough, then a tiny figure would appear on the horizon across the field, and gradually get larger until i’d see it was tommy. he’d wave and maybe call. i don’t let the fantasy go beyond that. i can’t let it. i remind myself i was lucky to have had any time with him at all. what i’m not sure about is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. we all complete. maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.

Miss Lucy: You have to know who you are, and what you are. It’s the only way to lead decent lives.

of course book was better than the movie

11 months ago by nerdnumb  #never let me go #carrey mulligan #kazuo işiguro #andrew garfield #tommy #keira knightley #kathy h #kathy #movie #book #ruth #sci-fi #drama #romance #mark romanek #hailsham #based on a book  25 notes