It is never easy to watch cruelty.
A circus elephant was wandering near the edge of his roped off enclosure, so a circus employee came over, stood before the elephant and hit the elephant's face with a stick. The elephant began to back away from the edge of the enclosure. Then the man hit the elephant again and again.
All of this was caught on camera. The man, noticing he's being filmed, makes motions at the cameraman to stop.