The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has approved a ban on the use of bullhooks — batons with a sharp metal hook on the end that are used to hit captive elephants in order to keep them fearful and obedient.
Actress Demi Moore joined in PETA’s efforts. Moore wrote,
“Today, elephant sanctuaries and most zoos – including Zoo Atlanta – never use bullhooks or other weapon-like tools to punish elephants. I hope you will extend that inherent decency to elephants used in circuses… The elephants deserve our kindness, respect, and protection.”
Because elephants traveling to Fulton County can’t be jabbed or beaten with these ugly devices, circuses like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and other traveling shows will have to leave them behind.
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