Wednesday, August 12, 2015

12 August 15

Today is World Elephant Day! Two items worth celebrating are (1) the decision by Ringling Bros. Circus to stop using elephants in their shows (by 2018), and (2) the decision by the city council of Austin, TX to ban the use of bullhooks (taking effect this October, timed to allow for the Ringling Bros. Circus shows before then). I recall childhood visits to circuses and zoos where elephants were chained and trained, and I now support every effort to help these animals live freely, with strong protection from humans' exploitation and hunting. Please don't go to the Ringling Bros. Circus! Tell them to stop using elephants NOW! (We'll work on exposing their abuse of other animals too.)

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