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Victory for Elephants! Bullhook Ban Passes!

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Posted June 1, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

OMG! I’m so excited to tell you the news we just all received! Today, following pressure from PETA, concerned members of the community, and celebrities like Demi Moorethe Fulton County Board of Commissioners 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.

Because elephants traveling to Fulton County, Georgia, 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.

If you’re as happy about this as we are (YES!!!), please send a note of appreciation to the Board and thank it for its compassionate decision!

Say it with me: woohoo!!

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  • 1741 days ago

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    WOOHOO, WOOHOO, WOOHOO, WOOHOO, WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!Now let’s try to get this to go NATIONAL!! HA HA!! Keep these criminals from travelling at all and forcing them to finally retire the animals!! YEAH!!! GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1883 days ago

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    yes! im so happy now! good job!

  • 1885 days ago

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    Woohoo! :D:D:D OMG, I just found out about this and I’m oh so freaking happy! YAYYYYYY!!! :D:DD

  • 1885 days ago

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    yayy! now if everywhere would do this i’d be ecstatic 😀
    one small step toward total victory though is good, i’m happy 🙂

  • 1886 days ago

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    YAY :D<3

  • 1887 days ago

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    YAYY! but it really is a small vitory :/
    but at least its a victory

  • 1888 days ago

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    WOOHOO! =)

  • 1890 days ago

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    Dude that’s awesome 🙂

  • 1893 days ago

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    Just wondering what about Zoos with Bullhooks?

  • 1901 days ago

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    If we have them on video beating there animals, How are they still in buisniess? I mean, It cant be legal can it?

  • 1901 days ago

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    I’m so glad it passed. How could you possibly hit and elephant or a Tiger? I am obsessed with these to animals and seeing this makes me sick, I cant even hit my own dog with out feeling like puking.

  • 1902 days ago

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    I am so happy the bullhook will no longer be used on elephants. Thank you for the great news.

  • 1903 days ago

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    nice job!!!!!:)

  • 1904 days ago

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    YAY!!!!

  • 1907 days ago

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    FINALLY!!!! thank you Jesus!! this is the greatest thing ever!!!! i love you elephants….

  • 1907 days ago

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    Woo-hoo! 😀

  • 1914 days ago

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    1 county? That’s not much…

    • 1741 days ago

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      BUT it’s a “baby” step! and hopefully will set a precedent!
      I have tried in the past to get animal acts banned where I live, but no luck. Have to work harder, it’s a lot of work and this might be the ripple that starts a tsunumi!!!!!

  • 1914 days ago

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    FINALLY! Congrats Ellies and peta2!

  • 1914 days ago

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    thats great..that video is so sad..and people wonder why performing animals attack their trainers..what douche bags!!

  • 1914 days ago

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    Hmmm…

    Sounds good o the surface. Does the ban include electric prods or hookless batons or any other devices for that matter that are commonly used for to inflict pain and intimidation. Maybe it is a step in the right direction or maybe it will be used as an excuse to use even more cruel devices. I wouldn’t cheer too loud just yet. Let’s see how Ringling responds.

  • Liv

    1914 days ago

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    woohoo! That’s so great!!! 😀

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