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

Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA

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I don't care what anyone says, I can't stand circuses. And they certainly have no right to use endangered species as performers. These are ENDANGERED species. The treatment of circus elephants went on trial in federal court Wednesday with animal rights groups accusing Ringling Bros. of violating the Endangered Species Act when it uses bullhooks and chains to control its performing pachyderms. Good.