PETA, Ringling Bros. Clash Over Elephant Treatment

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A decades-experienced elephant trainer with Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey's left a notarized letter and photos to be opened after he died, documenting long years of elephant treatment that troubled him and his wife. David Montgomery wrote the story for yesterday's Washington Post; he takes us inside the story PETA calls abuse and Ringling Bros. calls responsible training methodology.

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David Montgomery

Comments [1]

Sydney McIlroy

I don't always agree with PETA's stances and tactics, but they have definitely gotten it right with this one. If tying ropes to an elephant's legs isn't cruelty, than what is? Ringling Bros. can't seriously make the argument that these elephants enjoy doing these pointless tricks.

Dec. 18 2009 03:43 AM

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