From Today's New York Times
JUNE 18, 2014
Several countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, Greece, Peru, Britain and Paraguay, have already imposed or approved bans. Our elected officials must recognize that beating elephants with bullhooks—heavy batons with a sharp metal hook on the end that can tear elephants’ skin—and whipping tigers until they cringe and cower, are ethically indefensible. The trend is undeniable: The days of hauling and hurting animals in the name of entertainment are quickly coming to an end.