Assembly OKs Bill to Ban Painful Elephant Tools at Circuses
The Press Enterprise
Aug. 4, 2016
SACRAMENTO — Elephant handlers in California would have to stop using tools that inflict pain on the animals to train or control them under a bill approved by state lawmakers.
People or organizations caught using or threatening to use bullhooks, baseball bats, pitchforks or other harmful devices on elephants would face fines up to $10,000. They would also lose their elephant permit.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill last year that would have criminalized the use of those instruments.
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