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Elephant Cruelty Case: Owners Of Anne Will Be Prosecuted | Care2 Causes

Elephant Cruelty Case: Owners Of Anne Will Be Prosecuted | Care2 Causes

Owners of Anne, a 58-year-old circus elephant will be prosecuted for causing “unnecessary suffering” to the animal. The case triggered outrage earlier this year when Animal Defenders International released a video showing the elephant being beaten and jabbed with a pitchfork. Anne’s story began on January 21, 2011 when ADI conducted a three-week investigation into the elephant’s well-being. During that time they filmed an employee with The Bobby Roberts Super Circus beating, kicking and stabbing the elephant with a pitchfork 48 times. The public was shocked over the footage and ADI was determined to get Anne to safety and see that justice was served. The organization had campaigned many times to have Anne released. At 58, the Asian elephant was the oldest working circus animal in Europe. The investigation led to Anne’s freedom. She now lives happily at the Longleat Safari ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/elephant-cruelty-case-owners-...

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