Ringling Brothers Wins Court Case Over Elephant Abuse

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US District Judge Emmet Sullivan signed the December 30 ruling in favor of Ringling's owner, Virginia-based Feld Entertainment Inc. FEI) at the outset of a nine-year-old suit brought by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) that culminated in a six-week trial in March. Sullivan dismissed the star witness's testimony, saying Rider lied about receiving payments from animal activists and about his personal attachment to the giant animals.

Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA

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The treatment of circus elephants went on trial in federal court Wednesday with animal rights groups accusing Ringling Bros. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Welfare Institute and other activist groups say they will prove that Asian elephants are injured physically and emotionally by their treatment in the circu. Good. I don't care what anyone says, I can't stand circuses.