03/26/2015 02:32 pm ET Updated Mar 26, 2015

Abused Circus Elephants Forced To Keep Semi-Truck From Overturning

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Two elephants on the road with a circus company are winning praise for preventing a semi-truck from overturning — but a closer look at photos from the scene suggests that the animals weren't acting out of good will, but rather terror.

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