At
PETA, we know that some rules (such as being quiet in meetings)
are meant to be broken, but anti-cruelty laws should never
be ignored. That’s why when we heard that Ringling Bros. was going to
Columbus, Ohio, and taking elephants and abusive bullhooks
with it, we wrote
to the mayor asking
him to enforce a law that bans electric and other prods and similar devices
from being used on animals in circuses. And what do you think Mayor Michael B. Coleman
said in response? Not a
peep.

So we showed up outside City Hall—bullhooks in
hand—with signs reading, “Mayor Coleman: Enforce
Anti-Cruelty Laws” and “Beating Elephants Is a Crime.”

After
seeing the bullhooks in person—with their sharp
steel hooks designed to dig
into elephants’ flesh
in the most sensitive areas (such as the soft
flesh behind the ears and inside the ear and mouth)—here’s hoping Mayor Coleman straightens up and enforces the law.

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Article source: PETA Files

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