Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA
FEBRUARY 6, 2009
And they certainly have no right to use endangered species as performers. These are ENDANGERED species. of violating the Endangered Species Act when it uses bullhooks and chains to control its performing pachyderms. 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.