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    On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Los Angeles City Council will vote on a proposal to ban the use of bullhooks on elephants in traveling shows. We urge all Los Angeles residents to call and email the city council and urge members to support this critical proposal that would make Los Angeles the largest U.S. city to adopt such a ban.

    What : L.A. City Council vote to ban bullhooks in traveling shows
    When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 10 a.m.
    Where: John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012

    Please wear something yellow to show unity on this issue.

    The bullhook is a steel-tipped weapon resembling a fireplace poker, with a sharp tip and hook at the end. It is used to prod, hook and strike elephants in order to dominate and control them, and to make them perform on cue. For the bullhook to be effective, an elephant must be made to fear the device and the threat of the pain it delivers. This association is regularly reinforced throughout an elephant’s entire life, making use of the bullhook a serious issue.
    Get more info and take action…Performing Animal Welfare Society

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