Ringling Brothers Circus Faces Lawsuit Over Elephants

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Four animal welfare groups brought suit against the circus back in 2003. engages in these unlawful activities by routinely beating elephants to ‘train’ them, ‘discipline’ them, and keep them under control” and that the elephants are chained in place for long periods of time and frequently hit with bullhooks, a wooden pole about two feet long that has a sharp metal hook at one end. Tags: circus elephants

Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial

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Finally, a cruelty suit against Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is coming to trial. employee, claims the defendants inhumanely and illegally mistreat their Asian elephants and have done so for decades. According to the complaint, the defendants routinely beat elephants, violating the 1973 Endangered Species Act by hitting them with bull hooks. Tags: animal cruelty circus elephants

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Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA

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I don't care what anyone says, I can't stand circuses. 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.