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Elephants Defeat Animal Activists?
American Spectator, by Doug Bandow

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/29/2012 11:40:46 AM

I like elephants. I’ve viewed them in the wild in Africa and ridden them inThailand. I’ve also seen them in a circus and a zoo. Forced to choose, I prefer the first two experiences. But most Americans don’t get those opportunities. So it’s circus/zoo or nothing. Twelve years ago the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed suit against Feld Entertainment, which produces Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, charging animal cruelty. I have no independent information on the truth of the allegations, but ASPCA just put out a curious press release on the suit:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/29/2012 11:47:58 AM     (No. 9088679)

Anyone else notice the recent plethora of heart string tugging TV ads by the ASPCA? Now we know why.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 12/29/2012 12:11:44 PM     (No. 9088722)

I am wary of all the national animal rights organizations these days. The Humane Society in particular has gone the way of PETA.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: starboard, 12/29/2012 12:41:38 PM     (No. 9088757)

Not because they represent the Republican party, but I adore this magnificent animal. FYI, there are several zoological groups and conservation organizations that are doing good work to help elephant cruelty.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/29/2012 1:28:50 PM     (No. 9088833)

Someone now needs to do the same thing to the ACLU and their ilk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 12/29/2012 3:07:59 PM     (No. 9088941)

I read that the ASPCA paid a former employee of the circus to say that the elephants were mistreated. Same old leftist tricks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/29/2012 3:17:22 PM     (No. 9088961)

One of the worst of the faux charities, not to be confused with the SPCA. All their money goes to salaries, perks and fundraising, without so much as a cent going to animal welfare. Look them up...

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